Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Aortic Aneurysm Rupture Surgery

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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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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