Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

2 Answers

These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.
I have a 4.5cm aneurysm. What chance do I survive? What kind of surgery  do I have?
Hello, at this level it is recommended for surgical treatment. Even if it is not treated, it should be reviewed regularly. Because the hemangioma can not heal itself, once the tumor is ruptured, it is life-threatening. The main indications for open surgery include: 1 symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm. 2 asymptomatic but tumor diameter >5.5 cm or tumor diameter growth > 0.5 cm / 6 months. 3 diameter 1.5 cm, no severe calcification of the neck, no severe distortion and angulation, bilateral sputum There is no occlusion or severe stenosis of the artery, no severe distortion and angulation, and the patient's economic conditions can be treated with endovascular treatment or poor general condition can not tolerate open surgery.You need your doctor to help you analyze.
I was diagnosed in 2012 having a 4.3cm abdominal aorta aneurysm, (AAA) At that time I was told surgery was not recommended with that size aneurysm. What I was told anything over a size 5cm would require surgery. Every year in the month of June I had a sonogram exam to check for AAA growth. From 2012-2016 the size remained the same, 4.3cm. In 2017 size grew to 4.4cm, in 2018 size 4.5cm. 2019 5.2cm. I met with Dr. Terry A. King, a vascular surgeon in Weston, Florida affiliated at Cleveland Clinic Florida.  Surgery was on October 4th, I was discharged on October 7th. I was told the surgery went very well for me, about 3 hours. I feel great just 14 days later. A little sore at the waist line but to be expected.  Dr Terry King is amazing. I strongly recommend Dr King

Jun 12, 2019

New University of Alberta research has found a peptide called apelin can reduce abdominal aortic aneurysm, as said in the research paper, in mice model, the abdominal aortic aneurysm is dramastically reduced.

The cardiologist Gavin Oudit who is the leading researcher, hopes to replicate this result in people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease.

Current treatment for aortic aneurysms is limited to behaviour changes like quitting smoking, or surgical repair. There are no medical or pharmaceutical treatments that have been effective at reducing the growth rate of aortic aneurysms, but Oudit is hoping to change that with a synthetic form of apelin that can be delivered to patients intravenously.

Apelin is a peptide naturally found in human organs.

The team is working on it.

...