What treatment should be given for suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with pain but stable vital signs in the ED?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Patients who complain of back, flank, groin, or abdominal pain but have stable vital signs and do not appear ill present management challenges. They may be sent home or kept for extended periods in the ED while waiting for diagnostic testing for suspected ureterolithiasis or other benign abdominal conditions.


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