15 doctors weighed in:

Will aortic aneurysm disappear?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Only when it is surgically excissed.

In brief: NO

Only when it is surgically excissed.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
No need to be treated if more than 5 cm
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Aortic aneurysms will not disappear on their own.
The natural history is for aneurysms to continue to grow.

In brief: No

Aortic aneurysms will not disappear on their own.
The natural history is for aneurysms to continue to grow.
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some, after treated

AAA do not disappear spontaneously.
They can be removed and replaced during open surgery. Aortic stent grafts (minimally invasive repair) do not usually make them "disappear" but many do shrink after a successful endovascular repair (evar).

In brief: Some, after treated

AAA do not disappear spontaneously.
They can be removed and replaced during open surgery. Aortic stent grafts (minimally invasive repair) do not usually make them "disappear" but many do shrink after a successful endovascular repair (evar).
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Dr. Bradley Thomas
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

They need to be followed once diagnosed with ct scan.
Your doctor will know criteria for repairing

In brief: No

They need to be followed once diagnosed with ct scan.
Your doctor will know criteria for repairing
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputation.
Have the aneurysm followed carefully, correct all risk facks - stop smoking, control high blood pressure; have brothers & sisters checked; check carotid arteries ( stenosis associated with aneurysm ).

In brief: No

It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputation.
Have the aneurysm followed carefully, correct all risk facks - stop smoking, control high blood pressure; have brothers & sisters checked; check carotid arteries ( stenosis associated with aneurysm ).
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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