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What happens in an aortic aneurysm repair?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Surgery or stent

Some aortic aneurysms occur in the chest.
More often, aneurysms occur in the belly. Depending on the anatomy, some of the aneurysms can be surgically repaired and others can be repaired with a stent graft. Surgical repair involves excision and replacement of the aneurysmal segment. A stent graft is a percutaneous procedure.

In brief: Surgery or stent

Some aortic aneurysms occur in the chest.
More often, aneurysms occur in the belly. Depending on the anatomy, some of the aneurysms can be surgically repaired and others can be repaired with a stent graft. Surgical repair involves excision and replacement of the aneurysmal segment. A stent graft is a percutaneous procedure.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Steven Guyton
WIth a stent graft the stent is placed within the aneurysm.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Endograft

Or large stent covered with special fabric is inserted and deployed in the aorta.
The aneurysm is sealed.

In brief: Endograft

Or large stent covered with special fabric is inserted and deployed in the aorta.
The aneurysm is sealed.
Dr. Michael Korona
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