n SA Journal of Radiology - Multiple aneurysms due to intimomedial mucoid degeneration : a short presentation : pictorial essay

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



A 17-year-old girl presented with abdominal pain due to contained rupture of a left common iliac artery aneurysm. This was accompanied by abdominal aortic and superior mesenteric artery aneurysms. Despite emergency vascular surgery, the patient died a week later. Post-mortem examination revealed intimomedial mucoid degeneration. This rare condition has been described in predominantly South African black patients, especially females, and occurs at a younger age than degenerative aortic aneurysms.

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