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NIHR Signal No clear difference between open and keyhole surgery for the repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms
Open and keyhole surgery for repairing a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm show similar rates of death at three months, though keyhole surgery leads to slightly shorter hospital stays. Women were found to benefit slightly more from the keyhole technique than men, according to this review and meta-analysis. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a swelling of the aorta – the body’s main artery. Large aneurysms are rare but if they burst there is catastrophic bleeding. The traditional treat...
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