July 1973

Repair of Two False Aneurysms of the Abdominal Aorta

Author Affiliations

New York
From the departments of surgery (Drs. Gomez, Bole, Munda, Pooley, and Clauss) and radiology (Dr. Lande), New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(1):91-94. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350190077022

An instance of traumatic injury to the suprarenal inferior vena cava and aorta and subsequent development of two false aneurysms of the posterior wall of the abdominal aorta, compressing vena cava and renal vessels, causing renovascular hypertension, was treated successfully by two operations 38 days apart. Core cooling to 21 C, hypovolemic circulatory arrest, and intraluminal balloon occlusion of aorta were used uneventfully. To our knowledge, this is the second patient with two traumatic aneurysms of the abdominal aorta treated successfully by surgical management.