A scottish shower: a case of phlegmasiacerulea due to an aortocaval fistula caused by an abdominal aortic aneurysm

CAZES N, DEMAISON X, BOUZAD C, VIANT E, PUIDUPIN A. A scottish shower: A case of phlegmasiacerulea due to an aortocaval fistula caused by an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:22-4.

DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/NC.CRE.220217

Key words: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortocaval fistula, phlegmasiacerulea
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Correspondent author: Nicolas CAZES, MD

Bataillon de Marins-pompiers de Marseille (BMPM), service médical d’urgence

9 boulevard de Strasbourg,

13233 MARSEILLE cedex 20

joelemorisson@free.fr

Cazes N, MD1, Demaison X, MD2, Bouzad C, MD3, Viant E, MD3, Puidupin A, MD4

1. BMPM, Groupement santé, 9 boulevard de Strasbourg, 13233 Marseille

2. Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris, Service médical d’urgence, 1 place Jules Renard, 75017 Paris

3. Hôpital d’Instruction des Armées Bégin, Service d’Accueil des Urgences, 69 Avenue de Paris, 94160 Saint Mandé

4. Direction générale de la santé, Ministère des affaires sociales et de la santé, 14 avenue Duquesne, 75750 Paris

Category: Case report

Received: Dec. 28, 2016

Revised: Jan. 25, 2017

Accepted: Feb. 22, 2017

There is no conflict of interest to declare

ABSTRACT

The abdominal aortic aneurysm is a rare but life-threatening condition. The most-at-risk population is men aged over 50 years, smokers. This pathology is undetectable until the complications become symptomatic but is often diagnosed too late that’s why its mortality rate is very important, especially when symptoms areatypical or complications are unusual. We report a rare case of phlegmasiacerulea due to an aortocaval fistula caused by an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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