of an aneurysm depends on its size, whether (or how fast) it is growing
as well as its location within the body. You can explore the
comprehensive clinical care services at the Aga Khan University Hospital
and gain access to our medically accredited treatment facilities.
the aneurysm in your affected area is small (up to 1.6 inches or 4
centimetres) and there are no other symptoms, your doctor will likely
take the approach of observation and waiting. This is because in such a
case, the risk of invasive surgery often outweighs the benefits of
removing the aneurysm surgically. Your doctor will order an ultrasound
scan every six to twelve months and ask you to monitor your symptoms
the aneurysm in your affected area is medium-sized, (up to 2.2 inches
or 5.5 centimetres) it is more difficult to weigh the risks and benefits
of surgery. Treatment will then depend on a case to case basis and will
be left to the discretion of your doctor.
the aneurysm in your affected area is large in size (bigger than 2.2
inches or 5.5 centimetres) and is rapidly growing, the likelihood of
surgery increases. A synthetic tube will be inserted in place of the
damaged section of the aorta. This type of surgery is very risky and it
may take you several months to recover fully.