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|3 people have tried Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair||1 person has prescribed Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair|
Reasons for Procedure
Surgery to repair an AAA is often done when the aneurysm:
- Causes physical symptoms (eg, abdominal pain)
- Reaches a size of five centimeters (about two inches) across or has been growing rapidly—Smaller aneurysms are watched closely. They are rarely repaired with surgery.
- Has burst—Surgery must be done immediately.
Preventive AAA surgery generally has a good outcome for people who are relatively healthy. Emergency surgery to fix an AAA rupture has a much lower survival rate, due to the rapid loss of blood.