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Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Best hospitals and doctors for abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1072
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
19530
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
19506

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1537
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
29993
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
30569

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Vascular Surgery

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1347
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
26005

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Jena is a multidisciplinary medical faicility with a long history, 26 specialized departments and 25 research institutes. There are annually treated about 420,000 outpatients and 52,000 inpatients. The medical staff of the hospital is comprised of about 4,800 health workers. The hospital has high qua
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
788
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
14980

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Vascular Surgery

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
942
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
18388

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
977
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
18282
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
18220

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
961
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
18442
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
18129

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care w
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1168
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
21288
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
21002

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1062
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
20968
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
21212

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
965
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
18286
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
18435

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
978
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
18295
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
17956

University Hospital Cologne

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements. Both doctors and researchers of the hospital are constantly searching for new techniques in the field of diagnosis and treatmen
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
966
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
18198
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
17935

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the modern international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital mainly focuses on s
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
865
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
16407
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
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About the disease

Aortic aneurysm is an abnormal expansion of aorta, main artery of the body, due to weakening of its walls. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is manifested by abdominal pain. Aortic aneurysm develops if there was irreversible expansion of blood stem lumen.

Doctors differentiate true and false aorta aneurysm. True aneurysm is mainly characterized by thinning and extreme bulging of all layers of aorta. False aneurysm has the same symptoms as true aneurysm with a difference that it is formed by connective tissue. False aneurysm usually develops because of pulsating hematoma, which could be a result of trauma or postoperative complications.

Other specific complications of aortic aneurysms are gaps of aneurysmal sac, which are in most cases accompanied by internal bleeding and extreme bruising. A person can also develop aneurysm thrombosis and thromboembolism of the arteries.

Although this disease can be asymptomatic, in general, aneurysms have unfavorable prognosis due to high risk of death from aortic rupture or thromboembolic dysfunctions. Probability of rupture of an aortic aneurysm with a diameter of 5 cm is 50%, with a smaller diameter is 25% per year. Early detection and surgical treatment of the aortic aneurysms can lower significantly mortality rate and bring good long-term results.

Symptoms

Aortic aneurysms can be completely asymptomatic or accompanied by painful symptoms. Aortic aneurysm symptoms are:

  • Transient or permanent heart pain
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Belching
  • Heaviness in epigastrium
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Dysfunction of bowel
  • Considerable weight loss

Symptoms may be accompanied by compression of stomach and duodenum. Often patients complain of increased pulsation in abdomen. Patients with aortic insufficiency can also have shortness of breath, tachycardia, and dizziness. If aneurysm is large, there can also be swelling of face and upper body. In some cases aneurysm of aorta leads to compression of esophagus, and then a person has such manifestations of disease as hoarseness (dysphonia), dry cough, bradycardia, and excessive salivation.

Diagnosis

Diagnostic methods for detection of the aortic aneurysm mainly include X-ray, general examination, ultrasound, and tomography. Auscultatory sign of aneurysm is the presence of systolic murmur in the place of aorta expansion. Such murmur can be heard through stethoscope. Abdominal aortic aneurysm can, in most cases, be detected by palpation of abdomen.

  • X-ray exam of patients with aneurysm includes fluoroscopy and radiography of the chest, abdominal plain radiography and X-ray of esophagus and stomach. Ascending aorta aneurysms can be diagnosed by echocardiography or, in other cases, by a Doppler ultrasound.
  • Computed tomography (CT) of chest / abdominal aorta can accurately visualize the aneurysmal expansion and reveal presence of bundles and thrombotic masses. Final stage of diagnosis includes aortography, which can show specified location, size and length of aortic aneurysm. It can also indicate if patient need to undergo surgery. Aneurysm of the thoracic aorta should be differentiated from lung tumor, as it has almost the same symptoms and it is more difficult to diagnose than other types of aneurysm.

Treatment

In case of asymptomatic non-progressive aortic aneurysm only limited dynamic observation and constant X-ray control are required. To reduce the risk of complications, a patient can also be advised to undergo hypotensive and anticoagulant therapy to eliminate the risk of clot forming and to lower cholesterol.

Surgical intervention is necessary in abdominal aortic aneurysms with a diameter greater than 3.5 cm. Also aneurysms of thoracic aorta need to be surgically repaired. Surgical treatment of aneurysms includes aneurysmal excision of the modified portion of the vessel. Some patients need replacement of vascular prosthesis. Usually surgery is done under local or general anesthesia. Most common types of surgery are: Replacement of prosthetic abdominal aorta is a sutureless resection of aorta and its replacement with plastic tube.

  • Endovascular prosthesis bifurcation of the abdominal aorta is an endovascular repair of aorta with graft insertion.
  • Abdominal aorta open prosthetics is type of open repair. According to Oxford Journal.com, this type of treatment can also be used as diagnostic measure. Overall, prosthetic grafts are one of the best available treatment options for both aorta aneurysms and vascular diseases.
  • Abdominal aorta endovascular prosthesis is also a type of stent graft treatment, when aneurysm is repaired.

If not treated on time, aortic aneurysms can be complicated by rupture with the development of massive bleeding, collapse and acute heart failure. Rupture of aneurysms can occur in pericardial and pleural cavity, esophagus and abdomen. At the same time a person can develop severe, sometimes fatal condition of hemopericardium.




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