Aortic plaque rupture in the setting of acute lower limb ischemia.
AffiliationDepartment of Radiology, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal/*complications/radiography/surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationAm J Surg. 2010 Oct;200(4):e51-2.
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
AbstractAcute aortic plaque rupture is an uncommon cause of acute lower limb ischemia. The authors report sequence computed tomographic imaging of a distal aortic plaque rupture in a young man with bilateral lower limb complications. Clinical awareness, prompt recognition and imaging, and appropriate treatment of this uncommon condition are necessary to improve patient outcomes.