What is Aortic Aneurysm Repair?
An aneurysm is a swelling or dilation of a weakened wall in an artery. Arterial aneurysms have a tendency to grow and burst causing life-threatening bleeding. Traditionally, aortic aneurysms have been treated with open surgical repair of the dilated artery. Using an abdominal incision, open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms allows for the complete removal of the aneurysm with a replacement that involves the use of a piece of Teflon tubing.
- Is abdominal aortic aneurysm repair appropriate in oxygen-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients?
- Can renal dysfunction after infra-renal aortic aneurysm repair be modified by multi-antioxidant supplementation?
- Should initial clamping for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair be proximal or distal to minimise embolisation?