The role of simple renal cysts, abdominal wall hernia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as predictive factors for aortoiliac aneurysmatic disease
World Journal of Surgery, 05/15/2012
Pitoulias GA et al. – Results of the study showed a positive predictive value of SRCs and AWH for presence of AAA and a strong relationship but not with predictive value between COPD and AAA. These data might be helpful for the early recognition of patients at risk for an aortoiliac aneurysm formation and for establishment of AAAs population–based screening.