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Table 1 Class I extravascular incidental findings according to system area. (MSK denotes musculoskeletal)

From: Incidental extravascular findings in CT angiograms in patients post endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: clinical relevance and frequency

System Incidental findings Number (relative Frequency %) Follow-up
Chest Lung mass/cancer 9 (6.3) 8 cancers confirmed, 1 benign
Pericardial effusion 2 (1.4) 1 treated, 1 died
Pleural effusion (moderate/large) 5 (3.5) 3 treated, 2 unknown
Pneumonia 24 (16.8) 6 treated, 3 asymptomatic, 15 unknown
Pulmonary embolus 2 (1.4) 2 treated
Abdomen Abdominal ascites 1 (0.7) Cardiac failure
Acute pancreatitis 2 (1.4) Treated
Adrenal lesion (suspicious) 1 (0.7) Stable
Appendicitis 1 (0.7) Unknown
Bladder wall thickening/cancer 17 (11.9) 9 cancers confirmed, 8 benign, 1 unknown
Bone metastasis 3 (2.1) 3 confirmed
Carcinoid tumour 1 (0.7) Confirmed
Colorectal mass/cancer 24 (16.8) 10 cancers confirmed, 14 benign
Cholecystitis 4 (2.8) 3 treated, 1 unknown
Colovesical fistula 1 (0.7) Treated
Diverticulitis 2 (1.4) Unknown
Gallbladder mass/cancer 1 (0.7) Cancer confirmed
Gastric wall thickening/cancer 4 (2.8) 2 cancers confirmed, 2 benign
Hydronephrosis (moderate/severe) 11 (7.4) 3 stented, 1 chronic, 7 unknown
Liver mass/cancer 4 (2.8) 3 metastasis, 1 benign
Pancreatic mass/cancer 2 (1.4) 2 cancers confirmed
Prostate mass/cancer 4 (2.8) 4 cancers confirmed
Pyelonephritis 1 (0.7) Treated
Renal mass/cancer 8 (5.6) 3 cancers confirmed, 5 benign
Splenomegaly 1 (0.7) Known Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Splenic lesion (suspicious) 1 (0.7) Likely haemangioma, surveillance
Strangulated inguinal hernia 1 (0.7) Unknown
Widespread lymphadenopathy 5 (3.5) 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
MSK Osteomyelitis 1 (0.7) Unknown
Pathological humeral fracture 1 (0.7) Bone metastasis
Total   144