Flashcards in Aaa Deck (10):
90% between renal arteries and illiac bifurcation
If one sided it is?
If both sided?
It is fusiform
Risk factors for AAA?
Pfo rest degree relative, smoking, hypertension, age, male (6:1)
Presentation of a ruptured AAA
Pulsatilla abdo mass, abdo pain radiating to back, tachy, hypotension
Bloods (Hb and CLOTTING), pregnancy test, ultrasound, CT in patients who do not need to be rushed to treatment
ABCDE, 2 large bore cannula to keep blood and fluid levels high until it can be closed
Less than 5 cm = 5year survival of 80%
Less than 6 = 10% chance of rupture
Less than 7 = 30% chance of rupture
What size must it be for surgery to be considered ?
Must be at least 5.5 cm in diameter