Missed our latest free live-stream? Catch up now with Paediatric Radiology by Jeremy Jones

Abdominal aortic aneurysm - dense rim sign

Case contributed by Mr Yusuf Hakim


Incidental finding on ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male
  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Longitudinal view of the aneurysmal sac, clearly showing the thrombus located anteriorly and posteriorly. Transverse view of the aortic aneurysm, showing a concentric thrombus.

CTA shows mild enhancement of the thrombus in the aneurysm, so-called "dense rim sign" which is frequently seen in case of a pending rupture

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 10588
Published: 23rd Aug 2010
Last edited: 3rd May 2021
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.