The location and the severity of an aortic aneurysm influence your treatment options. Small abdominal aortic aneurysms may not need treatment, other than monitoring for signs of growth. Thoracic (chest) aortic aneurysms are more likely to require treatment.
Generally, aortic aneurysms that grow quickly or are larger than two inches require surgical intervention. Surgical options include:
Endovascular stent placement. Also called endovascular aneurysm repair, this surgery involves the implantation of a stent (piece of sturdy mesh) to reinforce the weakened part of the aorta wall to keep it from bulging. This is a minimally invasive procedure, performed through an incision in your groin.