Acute enlargement and subsequent rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a patient receiving chemotherapy for pancreatic carcinoma

Stefan J. Palm, Georg P. Russwurm, David Chang, Alla M. Rozenblit, Takao Ohki, Frank J. Veith

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Abstract

We report a case of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a patient receiving chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. We reviewed the literature on the effects of corticosteroids and chemotherapy on AAA formation and discuss possible mechanisms for drug action to promote aneurysm expansion and rupture. If cancer and AAA coincide and curative chemotherapy is possible, a potential impact of chemotherapy on AAA expansion should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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