Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Christopher J. Smolock
  • Sean P. Lyden


Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is defined as focal dilation of the juxtarenal or infrarenal aorta having a 50 % increase in diameter compared to the expected normal diameter aorta in question. Etiology is degenerative/atherosclerotic, inflammatory, degeneration after dissection, trauma, infection, or congenital. Indications for repair include size criteria, rapid growth, or symptoms attributable to the aneurysm. Repair may be undertaken via endovascular or open means.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Mycotic Aneurysm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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