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Aorta graft surgery

Current definition


November 2015

Aorta graft surgery – for disease or traumatic injury

The undergoing of surgery for disease or trauma to the aorta with excision and surgical replacement of a portion of the diseased or damaged aorta with a graft. The term aorta includes the thoracic and abdominal aorta but not its branches.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • any other surgical procedure, for example the insertion of stents or endovascular repair.


Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition