Marfan syndrome combined with huge abdominal aortic aneurysm size of 20 × 11 cm: A case report of surgical approach

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Abstract

Rationale:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the most common aneurisms. Patients presenting with secondary back pain should be given prompt medical attention. Herein, a rare case of a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm that was successfully treated with surgery is described.

Patient concerns:

A 33-year-old Chinese male suffered from Marfan syndrome combined with giant abdominal aortic aneurysm, and presented with back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, and constipation. After undergoing numerous tests, the patient underwent an abdominal aortic aneurysm resection coupled with artificial graft bypass. The patient's recovery was smooth, and he was discharged 14 days after the operation in stable condition.

Diagnosis:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Interventions:

The patient underwent a surgery involving mass resection and artificial graft bypass.

Outcome:

The patient was discharged 14 days after surgery in stable condition.

Lessons:

Giant abdominal aortic aneurysms are rarely seen, and aneurysmectomy associated with prosthetic vascular graft repair is an effective and standard treatment for such aneurysms.

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