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What are different ways to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery observation

Small aneurysms (less tha 5 cm) are typically followed with ultrasound unless there are factors that worry the doc.
Surgery may be done with an abdominal incision - to open the aneurysm and replace it with a plastic graft. More recently, endovasculat techniques enable stenting of the ane3urysm and use smaller incisions.

In brief: Surgery observation

Small aneurysms (less tha 5 cm) are typically followed with ultrasound unless there are factors that worry the doc.
Surgery may be done with an abdominal incision - to open the aneurysm and replace it with a plastic graft. More recently, endovasculat techniques enable stenting of the ane3urysm and use smaller incisions.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Grafting

Surgery through abdominal wall with graft placement.
Graft insertion inside vessel called endograft.

In brief: Grafting

Surgery through abdominal wall with graft placement.
Graft insertion inside vessel called endograft.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Open or stent

Depending on the anatomy, shape, size of the aortic aneurysm, size and patency of the inferior mesenteric artery and segmental lumbar arteries, size and quality of the iliac arteries, runoff into legs and pelvis, relationship to the takeoff of the renal arteries, coronary artery disease status, pulmonary function, degree of emphysema, body habitus, morbidly obese?, renal function.
Open vs stent.

In brief: Open or stent

Depending on the anatomy, shape, size of the aortic aneurysm, size and patency of the inferior mesenteric artery and segmental lumbar arteries, size and quality of the iliac arteries, runoff into legs and pelvis, relationship to the takeoff of the renal arteries, coronary artery disease status, pulmonary function, degree of emphysema, body habitus, morbidly obese?, renal function.
Open vs stent.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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