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A 53-year-old male asked:

i have had an abdomal aortic aneurism for a few years and my doctor hasn't mentioned surgery. why?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Size: Surgical treatment is usually offered when the size of aneurism reaches 5-6 cm. Consult vascular surgeon.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Size matters: Usual 5.5 cm or more to do intervention risks benefits need to be assessed and clarified for you. Other conditions may outweigh need as well.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg commented
General Surgery 32 years experience
If your AAA is small and stable on medications, then annual monitoring and ongoing medical therapy may be sufficient to keep it stable and small. Good luck
May 27, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Provided original answer
We are in agreement Thanks
May 27, 2013

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