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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

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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