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comes too large or balloons outward. A procedure to repair the ballooned area in the aorta is Aortic Aneurys
Aortic Aneurysm occurs when a part of aorta becomes too large or balloons outward. Aorta is a large artery that carries blood to the stomach area of the body, pelvis and legs. Generally, this condition occurs due to weakness in the wall of the artery. A procedure to repair a ballooned area in the aorta is Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
It is also called Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair or AAA Repair. The procedure can be performed in 2 ways
Aortic Aneursym develops gradually over a period of time, often without any symptoms. AAA Repair is recommended when the aneurysm is very large (more than 2 inches), growing rapidly (more than 1/4th inch in 6 to 8 months) or bleeding.
Symptoms may include
In most cases, the doctor will recommend Endovascular Repair as compared to an Open Surgery.
Before the procedure, the doctor will recommend
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and can take upto 2 to 4 hours.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia, and can take upto 1 to 3 hours.
After the surgery, the patient is monitored in ICU for 1 to 2 days. The patient has to stay in hospital for 5 to 10 days after the surgery. Recovery is faster in endovascular repair than in open surgery.
After discharge, the doctor will recommend to
Aortic Aneursym Repair is a risky procedure. Risks for this procedure include
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