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CY Chan, CHJ Tan
Correspondence: Dr John Tan, jtan@md_sh.com
Despite advances in surgical technique and peri-operative care, mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting to a hospital remains around 50%. This is in contrast to the mortality rate of < 5% for elective repair. In a two and a half year period,the principal surgeon operated on 10 patients with ruptured AAA, with a peri-operative and overall mortality of 30%. One of the ten patients had a ruptured mycotic aneurysm. We present our experience with these patients and also correlate this with recent publications.
Keywords: ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, mycotic aneurysm
Singapore Med J 2001; 42(2): 73-76