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how does surgery to repair an aneurysm work?

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Replace dilation: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation of a blood vessel. Traditional approach involves resecting the abnormal part and sewing in a replacement synthetic tube. Endovascular repair is another technique that deploys the synthetic graft from inside the vessel avoiding open surgery.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Very well!: Location size risk factors are all important items but open surgery replaces the aneurysm with a dacron or other type of graft sewn in place endovascular places a graft inside the aneurysm and deflates it.
Answered on Mar 5, 2013

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