Abdominal aortic aneurysm on plain radiograph

Discussion:

It is not uncommon to diagnose an AAA on plain film (although in this particular case the diagnosis was already known). It has been stated that the incidental detection of AAA on imaging is serendipitous in view of the risk of these rupturing as they grow larger and the definitive therapy that can be provided prophylactically to prevent this negative outcome.

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