Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm treated by endovascular aneurysm repair under local anaesthesia.
A 68 year old man with significant cardiorespiratory risks factors presented with a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). This was treated by emergency thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) under general anaesthesia (GA). An incidental abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was not treated. Eight months later, he presented with ruptured AAA. Due to the patient's compromised respiratory system, he underwent endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) under local anaesthesia (LA). He had a smoother post-operation recovery compared to the first repair under GA.
Sunway Medical Centre, Vascular Surgery, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46150, Malaysia.
SourceThe Medical journal of Malaysia 67:1 2012 Feb pg 111-2
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Pub Type(s)Case Reports