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what is the largest abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired?

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Dr. Kirk Charles
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Variable: People have various experiences. I was involved with repair of a 10cm AAA one time.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Largest AAA repaired: You shouldn't think about it as, " is it too big to repair?" many anatomic details as well as a person's overall medical condition go into the decision as to if an aneurysm can be repaired. Its overall size is not a main consideration (though if its still small, they can usually be watched without repair).

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