When is emergency repair indicated in 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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Answer

Asymptomatic patients with inflammatory AAA or AAA that is associated with distal emboli, pain, or bowel obstruction require emergency repair regardless of the size of the aneurysm.


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