Surgical treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm may include:
- Abdominal aneurysms that are less than 1.5 inches wide often cause no symptoms and do not require treatment.
- An aneurysm that is causing pain or one that is larger than 2 inches (5 cm) requires surgery to repair the aorta.
Surgical procedures used to treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm include:
- Synthetic graft for abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Replacement of the weakened portion of the aorta with man-made material.
- Stenting for abdominal aortic aneurysm
- A tube is inserted into the artery, which provides strength to the weakened wall.
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