Open Repair Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Most people who have open repair surgery recover well. But this surgery has serious risks during surgery and soon after surgery.
About 4 to 8 out of 100 people die during surgery or within 30 days.Reference 1 Your risk may be lower depending on your health before surgery and where the aneurysm is located.
Problems during the surgery happen to about 10 to 30 out of 100 people.Reference 1 These complications include problems with the heart, kidneys, or lungs.
Complications after the surgery include bleeding, infection, colon problems, erection problems, and problems with the repaired aneurysm.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery