Alok, Khaled, Matar, Ayah, Malik, Eva, Zeineddine, Jana, Andraos, Rebecca, Hawi, Jihad Sami and Jurjus, Abdo R (2023) The anatomical basis of endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm illustrated on a post mortem dissection. Journal of Academic Development and Education Anatomical Sciences Special Edition. ISSN 2051-3593

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Introduction: It is common to encounter anatomical variations and some pathological processes during wet anatomy dissection lab, however, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a rare encounter - the first in the senior author's experience. This article reports the incidental finding of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm during cadaveric dissection of first year medical students.

Case report: We illustrate the essential anatomical parameters that surgeons take into consideration in planning endovascular repair of a AAA, according to the American Association for Vascular Surgery guidelines. We also highlight the educational benefits of post mortem dissection in understanding medical conditions, engaging medical students and stimulating learning curiosity; along with its role as a feedback mechanism on previously accepted diagnosis.

Implications: We hope this article serves as a reminder that even in the era of modern medicine, autopsy can still offer still has a valuable role as a driver for healthcare training and improvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autopsy, aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal, Endovascular Procedures
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 15:32
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 15:41

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