What are the limitations of angiography in the workup of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Limitations on the use of angiography include the invasiveness of the procedure, the cost, the potential lack of operator availability, the considerable time involved, and the risk of complications (eg, bleeding, perforation, and embolization). Routine use of angiography in the evaluation of AAA is not recommended.


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