Hong Ye1, Gador Canton2, Xihai Zhao2, William Kerwin2, Chun Yuan2, Zhanming Fan1
1Department, Beijing Anzhen hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; 2Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
AAA rupture related risk factors include maximum diameter, wall stress or compliance, intraluminal thrombus (ILT), and calcification. The assessment of the correlations among these factors may improve the management and prognosis of AAA. This study investigated the association of wall compliance with ILT, calcification, and the size of infrarenal AAA using in vivo PC-MRA in 48 patients. We found the wall compliance was positively associated with ILT, which suggests thrombus may be a protective factor for AAA rupture. In addition, our results indicate that length to maximum diameter ratio may be a stronger indicator for wall compliance.