BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006228
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Simultaneous fusiform and saccular aneurism of the abdominal aorta severely displacing kidney

  1. Suleyman Turk1
  1. 1Nephrology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Meram School of Medicine, Konya University, Konya, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Meram School of Medicine, Konya University, Konya, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abduzhappar Gaipov, abduzhappar{at}


A 76-year-old man presented to our hospital with complaints of left-sided distention of the abdomen and gross haematuria. The patient's medical history included coronary artery disease, hypertension, predialytic chronic kidney disease and abdominal aortic aneurism (AAA). One month prior to current admission the patient was started on haemodialysis. At physical examination there was a prominent swelling on the left side of the abdomen. The mass was not pulsatile. Coronal maximum intensity projection (MIP) image showed (figure 1) partially thrombosed saccular aneurism which fills left side of the abdominal cavity (red arrows), and …

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