I agree with you, there is not much in the way of HPI elements to start with and I am actually going into the HPI to get a chief complaint so there is not much you can pull after that.
All I can get is location (ascending aorta) context ( on CT scan) and pertinent negative assosciated signs and symptoms (asymptomatic) and I will admit this is may be considered stretching it by some. If they would have documented the size of the aorta that could have been severity which would have gotten you the 4 element of HPI. I am not counting the "because her siblings and mother had abdominal aortic aneurysms" as a modifying factor (which many will probably say would be stretching it as well) because I used that as part of the chief complaint.
Just my take on it,
Laura, CPC, CEMC
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