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How can I treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm depends on a number of factors.
Aneurysms should be followed with ultrasound on a serial basis until they reach 5.5 CM or they exhibit rapid growth within a defined period of time. At that point the decision on how to repair the aneurysm depends on a number of anatomic factors that can be defined by an endovascular surgeon.

In brief: Depends

The treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm depends on a number of factors.
Aneurysms should be followed with ultrasound on a serial basis until they reach 5.5 CM or they exhibit rapid growth within a defined period of time. At that point the decision on how to repair the aneurysm depends on a number of anatomic factors that can be defined by an endovascular surgeon.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on size

Large aaa's are treated with open surgery or endovascular with a stent graft.

In brief: Depends on size

Large aaa's are treated with open surgery or endovascular with a stent graft.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Close monitoring

It should be followed at regular intervals (at least once a year).
If it reaches a specified size, enlarges rapidly, or becomes painful, it will need to be treated - either by surgery or by placement of a graft inside the aneurysm percutaneously (without surgery).

In brief: Close monitoring

It should be followed at regular intervals (at least once a year).
If it reaches a specified size, enlarges rapidly, or becomes painful, it will need to be treated - either by surgery or by placement of a graft inside the aneurysm percutaneously (without surgery).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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