Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: influence of intraoperative management on surgical outcome.

PURPOSE This study was designed to determine the influence of changes in intraoperative management on the outcome of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). METHODS Retrospective review of our surgical experience of RAAA identified 61 patients and was separated into two periods: 1986 to 1988 (group 1 [n = 21 patients]) and 1989 to 1994 (group 2 [n = 40… CONTINUE READING