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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 596517, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/596517
Case Report

Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography Findings of Chronic-Contained Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture with Severe Thoracal Vertebral Body Erosion

1Radiology Department, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, 60100 Tokat, Turkey
2Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, 60100 Tokat, Turkey

Received 30 April 2013; Accepted 3 June 2013

Academic Editors: E. Kapsalaki and D. Tsetis

Copyright © 2013 Ruken Yuksekkaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Chronic-contained aortic aneurysm rupture with vertebral erosion is a rare entity with fatal complications. Multidetector computed tomography (CT) angiography is an important diagnostic method for the evaluation of the aortic aneurysms, their complications, and also the relationship between aneurysm and branching vessels and adjacent structures. We present the multidetector CT angiography findings of a 62-year-old patient with chronic-contained thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm rupture causing severe vertebral body erosion.