• 10/01/2022

Saving a patient's life with urgent surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm

aortic aneurysm

The case:

A 68-year-old patient came to our vascular surgery department referred from another hospital after experiencing acute pains in the abdomen and lower back with high blood pressure.

The diagnosis:

After doing a CT scan to detect the causes of pain, it was found that there was a large arterial aneurysm in the main aorta in the abdominal area, with a suspicion of a partial rupture of this aneurysm and the presence of narrow and severe stiffness in the arteries of the pelvis and thighs.


The case was life-threatening due to the risk of internal bleeding.

Technologies used:

The patient was immediately prepared within 48 hours to perform a repair of the aortic aneurysm by installing covered stents inside the aneurysm, with repair and expansion of the narrowing in the arteries of the pelvis and thighs by using the interventional catheter for the arteries. Arterial surgery and interventional radiology, using a small incision in the upper thigh area.

The operation was completed with success, and the patient recovered from his pain in the abdomen and back, and he was discharged from the hospital in good condition with follow-up to the outpatient clinic.

Aortic aneurysm repair surgeries are among the complex surgeries that are performed only in medical centers equipped with special therapeutic catheter rooms to deal with such cases and require the availability of medical cadres trained to use such modern techniques in the treatment of arterial diseases with the availability of the many supplies necessary to perform Surgery is safe, and the Saudi German Hospital in Dammam is distinguished by the presence of a medical team specialized in the treatment of aortic aneurysms and splits, consisting of consultants in my specialties (interventional radiology and vascular surgery), and the medical team performed many surgeries in the previous year in addition to many repair and expansion operations Narrowing and blockages of arteries and veins using non-surgical interventional catheters.