Chapter 18. Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  1. Adam Brooks FRCS (Gen Surg), DMCC Consultant Senior Lecturer2,3,
  2. Bryan A. Cotton MD, MPH Associate Professor4,
  3. Lt Col Nigel Tai MS, FRCS (Gen Surg), RAMC Consultant Senior Lecturer3,5 and
  4. Col Peter F. Mahoney OBE, TD, MSc, FRCA, RAMC Defence Professor6
  1. Ross Davenport Trauma Research Fellow1 and
  2. Lt Col Nigel Tai MS, FRCS (Gen Surg), RAMC Consultant Senior Lecturer3,5

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch18

Emergency Surgery

Emergency Surgery

How to Cite

Davenport, R. and Tai, N. (2010) Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, in Emergency Surgery (eds A. Brooks, B. A. Cotton, N. Tai and P. F. Mahoney), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Major Trauma Pathway Lead, General Surgery Service Lead, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

  2. 3

    Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Surgery and the Center for Translational Injury Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  4. 5

    Defence Medical Services, Trauma Clinical Academic Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

  5. 6

    RCDM Birmingham Research, Park Vincent Drive, Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Trauma Clinical Academic Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

  2. 3

    Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK

  3. 5

    Defence Medical Services, Trauma Clinical Academic Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 31 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170253

Online ISBN: 9781444315172

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Keywords:

  • vascular;
  • ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm;
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) - result of degenerative process of abdominal aorta;
  • AAAs asymptomatic - detected incidentally in routine radiologic investigation;
  • patients with a ruptured AAA, degrees of circulatory shock through massive blood loss;
  • formal cardiac function evaluation or echocardiology;
  • operative management;
  • preoperative considerations and preoperative checklist;
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) - minimally invasive endoluminal technique;
  • common pitfalls of emergency EVAR

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical presentation

  • Diagnostic pitfalls

  • Common pitfalls of emergency EVAR

  • Further reading