Patient with history of hypertension presents periumbilical abdominal pain radiating to the back. Minimal abdominal tenderness, no rebound or guarding, though  a pulsatile mass is felt.

The following ultrasound is obtained:

https://gmep.org/media/11742

As the title suggests, the patient was diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular surgery was consulted.

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