A 44-year-old member asked:
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will aortic aneurysm disappear?

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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
NO: Only when it is surgically excissed.
Answered on Nov 17, 2019
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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
27 years experience Cardiology
No need to be treated if more than 5 cm
Jul 21, 2012
Dr. Bradley Thomas
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
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
No: Aortic aneurysms will not disappear on their own. The natural history is for aneurysms to continue to grow.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
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