Chief-CTVS, Max Delhi & NCR Hospital
It is surgical procedure to performed to repair a weak area in the aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body and the main blood vessel leading away from the heart.
The purpose of this surgery to to repair the aortic aneurysm that like to rupture left in the place. It indicated for an aorta aneurysm that grows to atleast 2 in(5cm)or for an aortic aneurysm of any size that is symptomatic, tender or enlarging rapidly.
An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the aorta that is usually due to arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis. People who are 50-80 years old are most likely to develop an aortic aneurysm, with men four times more likely to develop one than women.
Aneurysmectomy is performed to repair the two most common types of aortic aneurysms: abdominal aortic aneurysms that occur in the abdomen below the kidneys, and thoracic aortic aneurysms that occur in the chest. It is major surgery performed in a hospital under general anesthesia and involves removing debris and then implanting a flexible tube (graft) to replace the enlarged artery. Aneurysmectomy for an aneurysm of the ascending aorta (the first part of the aorta that travels upward from the heart) requires the use of a heart-lung machine that temporarily stops the heart while the aneurysm is repaired. Aneurysmectomy requires a one-week hospital stay; the recovery period is five weeks.