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Is it possible for AAA repairs to leak?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Probably you are thinking of endoleak following stent graft repair for aaa.
What this means is that there is persistent blood flow into the excluded aneurysm sac after the stent graft is placed. It is not leaking outside the aaa, just outside the stent graft. There are several types, some require treatment and others do not. Your surgeon will be able to explain your specific case.

In brief: Yes
Probably you are thinking of endoleak following stent graft repair for aaa.
What this means is that there is persistent blood flow into the excluded aneurysm sac after the stent graft is placed. It is not leaking outside the aaa, just outside the stent graft. There are several types, some require treatment and others do not. Your surgeon will be able to explain your specific case.
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This may help: http://www.
Med.Umich.Edu/rad/res/resources/endoleak.Htm.

In brief: Yes
This may help: http://www.
Med.Umich.Edu/rad/res/resources/endoleak.Htm.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: AAA repair leak
Yes and no. In 20% of the new method to fix AAA from the inside, the patient can have an "endo leak" at the end of the procedure.
It's not leaking in the sense you think though and many times is simply watched over time. Ask the doctor who fixed it for a more detailed explanation.

In brief: AAA repair leak
Yes and no. In 20% of the new method to fix AAA from the inside, the patient can have an "endo leak" at the end of the procedure.
It's not leaking in the sense you think though and many times is simply watched over time. Ask the doctor who fixed it for a more detailed explanation.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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