A multicentre observational study of the outcomes of screening detected sub-aneurysmal aortic dilatation

Wild, J. B., Stather, P. W. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3585-6728, Biancari, F., Choke, E. C., Earnshaw, J. J., Grant, S. W., Hafez, H., Holdsworth, R., Juvonen, T., Lindholt, J., McCollum, C., Parvin, S., Sayers, R. D. and Bown, M. J. (2013) A multicentre observational study of the outcomes of screening detected sub-aneurysmal aortic dilatation. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 45 (2). pp. 128-134. ISSN 1078-5884

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Objectives: Currently most abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programmes discharge patients with aortic diameter of less than 30 mm. However, sub-aneurysmal aortic dilatation (25 mm–29 mm) does not represent a normal aortic diameter. This observational study aimed to determine the outcomes of patients with screening detected sub aneurysmal aortic dilatation. Design and methods: Individual patient data was obtained from 8 screening programmes that had performed long term follow up of patients with sub aneurysmal aortic dilatation. Outcome measures recorded were the progression to true aneurysmal dilatation (aortic diameter 30 mm or greater), progression to size threshold for surgical intervention (55 mm) and aneurysm rupture. Results: Aortic measurements for 1696 men and women (median age 66 years at initial scan) with sub-aneurysmal aortae were obtained, median period of follow up was 4.0 years (range 0.1–19.0 years). Following Kaplan Meier and life table analysis 67.7% of patients with 5 complete years of surveillance reached an aortic diameter of 30 mm or greater however 0.9% had an aortic diameter of 54 mm. A total of 26.2% of patients with 10 complete years of follow up had an AAA of greater that 54 mm. Conclusion: Patients with sub-aneurysmal aortic dilatation are likely to progress and develop an AAA, although few will rupture or require surgical intervention.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 14:30
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/91929
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2012.11.024

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