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Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Faisal AzizEmail author
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Abstract

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is associated with extremely high mortality and represents a true surgical emergency. Majority of the patients do not even make it to the hospital. Of the patients presenting to hospital and receiving an operation, mortality remains high. With the evolution of endovascular technology, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) is now being offered to an increasing number of patients presenting with ruptured AAA. A general surgeon should be able to know the basic steps involved in controlling hemorrhage in patients presenting with ruptured AAA.

Keywords

Aortic aneurysm AAA REVAR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryPenn State Heart and Vascular Institute, Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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