Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Rupture into the Inferior Vena Cava
A patient is presented with an arteriosclerotic abdominal aneurysm that ruptured into the inferior vena cava. Clinically, the picture was that of a peripheral arteriovenous communication with heart failure of the "high-output" type. Intestinal bleeding occurred as a result of venous engorgement and hemorrhagic colitis.
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