Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Usage

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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.

 
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