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Minerva Chirurgica 2010 June;65(3):303-17

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language: English

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm

Sachs T., Schermerhorn M.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA


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Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) continues to be one of the most lethal vascular pathologies we encounter. Its management demands prompt and efficient evaluation and repair. Open repair has traditionally been the mainstay of treatment. However, the introduction of endovascular techniques has altered the treatment algorithm for ruptured AAA in most major medical centers. We present recent literature and techniques for ruptured AAA and its surgical management.

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