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What are treatments for abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: SEVERAL

If it is not tool larger, medicines to control your blood pressure will help prevent it from getting larger. However, if it is expanding rapidly or is large, then there is the danger of it rupturing, which could be fatal.
Depending on the location and size, sometimes this can be repaired with a stent meaning that no incision is necessary. Otherwise, an open operation is needed.

In brief: SEVERAL

If it is not tool larger, medicines to control your blood pressure will help prevent it from getting larger. However, if it is expanding rapidly or is large, then there is the danger of it rupturing, which could be fatal.
Depending on the location and size, sometimes this can be repaired with a stent meaning that no incision is necessary. Otherwise, an open operation is needed.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abdominal aneurysm

If greater than 5 cm in diameter then the treatment is either surgery or stent graft.

In brief: Abdominal aneurysm

If greater than 5 cm in diameter then the treatment is either surgery or stent graft.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Treatment for AAA

There are a number of both open surgical and "endovascular" methods to repair aaas.
Have your doctor send you to see a vascular surgeon who is trained specifically to fix them.

In brief: Treatment for AAA

There are a number of both open surgical and "endovascular" methods to repair aaas.
Have your doctor send you to see a vascular surgeon who is trained specifically to fix them.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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