Management of abdominal aortic aneurysms.


Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains a common vascular catastrophe in all emergency departments. Currently, the natural history of AAAs indicates that risk of rupture increases considerably when the aneurysm is greater than 5 cm in diameter. Appropriate management of aneurysms is elective repair for patients with a good operative risk whose… (More)