IMAGING OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA ANEURISMS
E. Sadagić, D. Vrcić, L. Lincender, I. Ćerić and F. Dalagija
of Radiology, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
Our aim is to present DSA (digital subtraction angiography) for
imaging vascular morphology of the abdominal aorta aneurysms.
Materials and methods: During last four years 32 patients were
examined with I.A - I.V. DSA (30 men, 2 women). The mean age of
the patients was 63 years. Previously, aneurysms of the abdominal
aorta were diagnosed by US and CT. Using a catheter that has been
inserted into the aorta from a peripheral arterial site (art.femoris
superficialis), we applicated contrast agent. The examination
were performed on Polystar DFR unit "Siemens". Results: In our
study we found 22 infrarenal AA, 6 suprarenal and iuxtarenal AA
4 normal diametar of true lumen. 3 case left renal arteries were
narrowed, 1 case completely oclusion. In 1 case both renal arteries
were with stenosis in their arising from the aorta, 1 case completely
oclusion right renal artery.
Conclusion: Contrast aortography is the most definitive diagnostic
mode for functional and morphological assesment of complet evaluation
of abdominal aortic aneurysms and suspected renal artery stenosis.