Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a condition in which the lower part of the major vessel starts to develop a large area that supplies blood to the aorta. The main cause of the condition is hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis.
The treatment may vary as per different aspects such as the location and size of the aneurysm among others. One of the prominent repair options include open abdominal surgery. This surgery involves removing the damaged section of the aorta and replacing it with a synthetic tube (graft), sewn into place. Another form of the treatment, endovascular repair, is a newer form of treatment that is also less invasive. The procedure follows with an endovascular stent graft to reinforce the wall of the aorta and to keep the damaged area from rupturing. The complete recovery from the treatment takes about up to 3 months.