Definition of Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is defined as the surgical repair of the aneurysm that involves the descending aorta from the diaphragm to the point at which it separates into two iliac arteries.
Surgical steps of Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is done by rapid anastomosis of the graft to return blood flow to the circulation. If the renal arteries are involved in the aneurysm, they will be reattached to the graft.
Additionally, if the superior celiac, mesenteric, or inferior celiac arteries are involved, they will also be reattached to the graft. Finally, it is common for the bifurcation (separation into two) of the iliac arteries to be involved; this may require a Y-shaped graft to be used to reattach both lower limb vessels.