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February 1974

Echographic Detection of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Arch Surg. 1974;108(2):248. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350260100032

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To the Editor.—The comments by Dr. Freimanis in the December issue of the Archives (107:916, 1973) are of great pertinence, since the diagnosis of aneurysm by noninvasive techniques is important in differentiation of aneurysm from other solid tumors and affords a safe method of reevaluating the size of the aneurysm in patients who are considered unacceptable operative risks at the time of diagnosis. This would include patients with recent myocardial infarction and other life-threatening medical diseases. Aortography will continue to be of some importance in selected patients to evaluate visceral arterial lesions and the extent of peripheral occlusive disease.

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