A 44-year-old member asked:
will aortic aneurysm disappear?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Patrick Wyffels answered
Specializes in Critical Care
No: It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputation. Have the aneurysm followed carefully, correct all risk facks - stop smoking, control high blood pressure; have brothers & sisters checked; check carotid arteries ( stenosis associated with aneurysm ).
Answered on Jun 26, 2017
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz answered
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
NO: Only when it is surgically excissed.
Answered on Nov 17, 2019
Dr. Bradley Thomas answered
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Some, after treated: AAA do not disappear spontaneously. They can be removed and replaced during open surgery. Aortic stent grafts (minimally invasive repair) do not usually make them "disappear" but many do shrink after a successful endovascular repair (evar).
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman answered
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: They need to be followed once diagnosed with ct scan. Your doctor will know criteria for repairing
Answered on May 7, 2014
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