About the book
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are the main cause of death among all arterial aneurysms. Aortic aneurysms are a multi factorial disease with multiple clinical presentations. The anatomical segment of the aorta most affected by aneurysmal disease is infrarenal region. Only 15% of aortic aneurysms affect the thoracic aorta. Abdominal aneurysmal disease is more common in men, being 9 times less common in women. Abdominal physical examination may have low sensitivity, requiring complementary imaging tests, such as: aortic angiotomography, MRI and Doppler ultrasound. Open surgery and endovascular surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms is necessary and must follow technical criteria. Abdominal aortic aneurysms can have complex anatomy requiring specific treatments. The follow-up of abdominal aortic aneurysms is controversial in relation to sensitivity and specificity of the image exams to be performed in the medium and long term. Many clinical complications can occur in the postoperative period of abdominal aortic aneurysms requiring immediate clinical measures.
The aim of this book is to describe aortic embryology, aorta's anatomy, pathophysiology of aortic aneurysm, methods of image diagnostic of aortic abdominal aneurysm, treatment of complex aortic aneurysm, post surgery clinical complications, intensive care in post surgery aortic aneurysm, and clinical follow up.