A 45-year-old member asked:
how does surgery to repair an aneurysm work?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Everett answered
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
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
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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