Bilateral Common Iliac Artery Aneurysm
Patient is a 72-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain and hypertension. Through bedside point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), patient was found to have markedly enlarged bilateral iliac artery aneurysms with signs of impending rupture, which was confirmed on computed tomography (CT) angiogram of the abdomen/pelvis. Patient was immediately taken to the operating room for emergent repair of aneurysm, and was discharged from the hospital the next day. Point-of-care ultrasound is critical in diagnosis and guiding treatment in patients in the emergency department and should be considered in those with undifferentiated abdominal pain.
Abdominal pain, iliac artery aneurysm, point-of-care ultrasound.