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what is juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Weakness: or bubble in either the distal sub renal aorta or actually on the renal artery, a branch of the abdominal aorta. It is important to document the size and get a vascular surgical consultation: size DOES matter in this case.
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Next to the renals: Juxta- means next to or immediately adjacent to, in this case, the renal arteries which is an important distinction of the location of the aortic aneurysm. This has implications on the type of surgery needed to repair the aortic aneurysm as standard, commercially available stent grafts, for example, would not treat these. Branched or fenestrated stent grafts or open repair may be employed instead.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Involve renal artery: A juxtarenal AAA is an aneurysm that involves or is associated with the renal arteries which are vital as they supply the kidneys with blood. The repair of this type of aneurysm is very challenging and so be sure and see a board certified Vascular Surgeon with a great deal of experience for consultation and treatment.
Dr. Andris Kazmers
Vascular Surgery 45 years experience
Juxtarenal: A Juxtarenal aneurysm is one that starts where the arteries to the kidneys come off the aorta as opposed to 95% of such aneurysms which have a "neck" or relatively normal segment of aorta below the renals. This makes open or endovascular repair more difficult. Repair is best done by an experienced surgeon at a high volume center after the pros and cons have been presented to you.

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