Abstract We describe a case of graft-related pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta evaluated with spiral CT and DSA. Spiral CT data sets were processed to obtain surface-rendered internal views (virtual angioscopy, VA) of the graft and the pseudoaneurysm, and to demonstrate from inside the lumen the site of dehiscence. A jet flow phenomenon inside the pseudoaneurysm was observed at DSA. Spiral-CT axial images, multiplanar volume reconstructions with maximum intensity projections, and shaded surface display showed the site of rupture. The VA findings were: (a) from inside the graft lumen, the evidence of a communication canal between the graft and the pseudoaneurysm; and (b) from inside the pseudoaneurysm, the presence of a jet flow. The VA findings showed good correlation with those obtained with the other imaging techniques.

Pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta: evaluation with virtual angioscopy of spiral-CT data sets

NERI, EMANUELE;CARAMELLA, DAVIDE;
1999

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Abstract We describe a case of graft-related pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta evaluated with spiral CT and DSA. Spiral CT data sets were processed to obtain surface-rendered internal views (virtual angioscopy, VA) of the graft and the pseudoaneurysm, and to demonstrate from inside the lumen the site of dehiscence. A jet flow phenomenon inside the pseudoaneurysm was observed at DSA. Spiral-CT axial images, multiplanar volume reconstructions with maximum intensity projections, and shaded surface display showed the site of rupture. The VA findings were: (a) from inside the graft lumen, the evidence of a communication canal between the graft and the pseudoaneurysm; and (b) from inside the pseudoaneurysm, the presence of a jet flow. The VA findings showed good correlation with those obtained with the other imaging techniques.
Neri, Emanuele; Caramella, Davide; Cioni, R; Trincavelli, F; Vignali, C; Bartolozzi, C.
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