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What is Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

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Dr Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Involve renal artery

A juxtarenal AAA is an aneurysm that involves or is associated with the renal arteries which are vital as they supply the kidneys with blood.
The repair of this type of aneurysm is very challenging and so be sure and see a board certified Vascular Surgeon with a great deal of experience for consultation and treatment.

In brief: Involve renal artery

A juxtarenal AAA is an aneurysm that involves or is associated with the renal arteries which are vital as they supply the kidneys with blood.
The repair of this type of aneurysm is very challenging and so be sure and see a board certified Vascular Surgeon with a great deal of experience for consultation and treatment.
Dr Peter H'doubler
Dr Peter H'doubler
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Dr Andris Kazmers
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Juxtarenal

A Juxtarenal aneurysm is one that starts where the arteries to the kidneys come off the aorta as opposed to 95% of such aneurysms which have a "neck" or relatively normal segment of aorta below the renals.
This makes open or endovascular repair more difficult. Repair is best done by an experienced surgeon at a high volume center after the pros and cons have been presented to you.

In brief: Juxtarenal

A Juxtarenal aneurysm is one that starts where the arteries to the kidneys come off the aorta as opposed to 95% of such aneurysms which have a "neck" or relatively normal segment of aorta below the renals.
This makes open or endovascular repair more difficult. Repair is best done by an experienced surgeon at a high volume center after the pros and cons have been presented to you.
Dr Andris Kazmers
Dr Andris Kazmers
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Dr Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Next to the renals

Juxta- means next to or immediately adjacent to, in this case, the renal arteries which is an important distinction of the location of the aortic aneurysm.
This has implications on the type of surgery needed to repair the aortic aneurysm as standard, commercially available stent grafts, for example, would not treat these. Branched or fenestrated stent grafts or open repair may be employed instead.

In brief: Next to the renals

Juxta- means next to or immediately adjacent to, in this case, the renal arteries which is an important distinction of the location of the aortic aneurysm.
This has implications on the type of surgery needed to repair the aortic aneurysm as standard, commercially available stent grafts, for example, would not treat these. Branched or fenestrated stent grafts or open repair may be employed instead.
Dr Timothy Wu
Dr Timothy Wu
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Dr Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Weakness

or bubble in either the distal sub renal aorta or actually on the renal artery, a branch of the abdominal aorta.
It is important to document the size and get a vascular surgical consultation: size DOES matter in this case.

In brief: Weakness

or bubble in either the distal sub renal aorta or actually on the renal artery, a branch of the abdominal aorta.
It is important to document the size and get a vascular surgical consultation: size DOES matter in this case.
Dr Philip Miller
Dr Philip Miller
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