What are the treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) is with surgical repair. When indicated, unruptured aneurysms can undergo elective repair (see Treatment). The combination of ultrasonographic screening, reduced preoperative risk, and new minimally invasive techniques extend aortic aneurysm treatment into an increasingly elderly population. If an AAA ruptures, emergency surgical repair is required.


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