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Amy J. Litterini



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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a dilation of the abdominal aortic artery greater than three centimeters involving all layers of the vessel wall. There are two surgical options for treatment of AAA: open repair and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). An endoleak is a complication following EVAR when blood leaks into the aneurysm sac. A type III endoleak occurs when there is a defect between parts of endografts causing an increase in the systemic pressure in the aneurysm sac. The purpose of this case report was to describe the physical therapy (PT) plan of care of an elderly patient following an open repair of a ruptured AAA with a history of EVAR.

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Restoring Functional Mobility Following A Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Case Report
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