10 doctors weighed in:
Is there such thing as inoperable aaa?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no
Pretty much any aneurysm is repairable with an open or endovasculat approach.
What would make an aaainoperable is the status of the patient. If someone is too sick to have AAA repair, the AAA may be considered inoperable.

In brief: Yes and no
Pretty much any aneurysm is repairable with an open or endovasculat approach.
What would make an aaainoperable is the status of the patient. If someone is too sick to have AAA repair, the AAA may be considered inoperable.
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and No.
Any AAA can be fixed - but many shouldn't.
That term has more to do with the patient than with the aaa. Every procedure has risk and if the risk outweighs the benefit then a patient might be called "inoperable". The patient need to be evaluated at a high volume referral center. I operate on several "inoperable" patients a year.

In brief: Yes and No.
Any AAA can be fixed - but many shouldn't.
That term has more to do with the patient than with the aaa. Every procedure has risk and if the risk outweighs the benefit then a patient might be called "inoperable". The patient need to be evaluated at a high volume referral center. I operate on several "inoperable" patients a year.
Dr. Bradley Thomas
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Dr. Terry Simpson
Always best to have your answer from someone who does a lot of AAA surgeries, and that is your best answer. It depends on the type, the patient health, and a few other factors.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Inoperable AAA
Absolutely. On occasion the magnitude of the repair needed when one considers the overall condition (the person's medical condition) of the person with the AAA make going forward too dangerous.

In brief: Inoperable AAA
Absolutely. On occasion the magnitude of the repair needed when one considers the overall condition (the person's medical condition) of the person with the AAA make going forward too dangerous.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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