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Multiple aneurysms due to intimomedial mucoid degeneration: a short presentation

H Gajjar, S J Beningfield, N G Naidoo, Ahmed Motala
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 13, No 4 | a488 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v13i4.488 | © 2009 H Gajjar, S J Beningfield, N G Naidoo, Ahmed Motala | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2009 | Published: 30 November 2009

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H Gajjar, University of Cape Town
S J Beningfield, University of Cape Town
N G Naidoo, University of Cape Town
Ahmed Motala, University of Cape Town


A 17 year-old female presented with abdominal pain, due to contained rupture of a left common iliac artery aneurysm. This was accompanied by abdominal aortic and superior mesenteric artery aneurysms. Despite emergency vascular surgery, the patient died a week later. Post-mortem examination revealed intimomedial mucoid degeneration. This rare condition has been described predominantly in South African black patients especially females, and occurs at a younger age than degenerative aortic aneurysms.




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