Abdominal aortic aneurysms in women - are 50mm still actual?Written by Ivo Mitsiev at in "Vascular Surgery".
The title of a paper, recently published in the British Journal of Surgery, is
"Influence of sex on expansion rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms".
This paper describes a trial with a very interesting conclusion:
The growth rate of AAA was significantly greater in women than in men. This may have implications for the frequency of follow-up and timing of repair of AAA in women.
The cutoff size for AAA in Germany is 50mm. I know that the NHS in the UK makes possible the treatment of such aneurysms until they reach 55mm. Since years the head of our Vascular Surgery Division considers treating of female aneurysms at 45mm. I have to tell him about this nice paper.
Thanks, Dr. Mofidi et al.!