Aneurysm

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Topic Title: Aneurysm
Created On: 06/21/2002 08:53 AM

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 04/06/2012 12:51 AM

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JamesFaro

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Abdominal aortic aneurysms are commonly divided according to their size and symptomatology. Abdominal aortic aneurysms expand, they may become painful and lead to pulsating sensations in the abdomen or pain in the chest, lower back, or scrotum. The risk of rupture is high in a symptomatic aneurysm, which is therefore considered an indication for surgery.

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 01/25/2012 07:40 PM

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JohnDKane

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My father likes to have a few beers after work and is also a smoker. He was complaining about stomach pains for a two and half days before he finally agreed to go to the doctor. We found out that he was suffering from a abdominal anuerysm. I was wondering if the two and half day wait will affect how he is treated or if the recovery may take longer now?


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 11/29/2003 07:09 PM

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pnikiforov

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add any information on brain aneurysm
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 05/02/2003 02:08 PM

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lighthouse97

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My father is almost 66yo. Alcoholic, overweight. We just found out he has an abdominal anuerysm. what kind of surgeon should he see. is this an emergency ? We are now waiting on the sonogram results for further review. I am nervouse about his "beer belly".
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 04/13/2003 09:57 PM

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Eugene300

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I have been receently found out that I have an aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending portion of the thoracic aorta measuring just over 5cm ion it's diameter. There is a family history of Marfan's Syndrome, but I have not been diagnosed with it. How serious is this? What steps should I take next?
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 12/07/2002 12:47 PM

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CES

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Some questions that you may want to ask from the clinical presentations that I've seen-- 1. What are the advantages/disadvantages of the current devices on the market? 2a. What are the differences in surgical approaches with each device? What do they mean by "minimally-invasive". 2b. What are the migration (movement of the device) and failure rates (leaks and/or possible rupture) of each device. 3. What are the short & long term complication rates? 4. Can you show me before & after pictures of the same kind of procedure is being recommended for me? 5. How long will my scars be and where will they be located? 6. Who is the best surgeon to give me a second opinion? There are three approved devices that I know of on the US market (there may be more however)-- the Excluder (Gore); the AneuRx (Medtronic); the Ancure (Guidant). They all have advantages/disadvantages. This is a major surgical procedure and should be researched very carefully.
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 06/21/2002 08:53 AM

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dkitamura

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I need moe feedback from those patients who have undergone endograft procedure. I am seriously considering this alternative surgery.
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