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Long-term survival and quality of life following ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
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PMID:  3178468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To document both the long-term survival and the quality of life of patients following surgery for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the records of 65 patients with ruptured AAA resection were compared with those of 100 who underwent elective AAA resection. The actuarial survival following ruptured aneurysm surgery was 92%, 51%, and 51% at 1, 5, and 10 years, respectively, and did not differ statistically for patients after elective AAA surgery or for an age- and sex-matched sample from the general population. Based on responses to a quality of life survey, there were no discernible differences in life-style, degree of independence, or productivity following either ruptured or elective AAA surgery. Survivors of ruptured AAA have an excellent long-term prognosis and expectation for a good quality of life.
M J Rohrer; B S Cutler; H B Wheeler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0004-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Surg     Publication Date:  1988 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-07     Completed Date:  1988-11-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716528     Medline TA:  Arch Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1213-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MA 01655.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta, Abdominal / surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
Aortic Rupture / mortality,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Quality of Life*

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