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How does one get rid of an abdominal aortic aneurysm; it sounds really major surgery?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
AAA: By endo vascular non-invasive intervention or by open abdominal surgery to replace that segment of the aorta. Decisions depend of risk factors (age, health situation, risk of post-op complication, comorbidities...).
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Surgery: There is no known medical treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm AAA . If the AAA reach certain diameter 5-5.5 cm then it needs repair : endovascular stent or open surgery.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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