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My Grandpa is having over a year of severe lower back pain, he has aneurysm

My Grandpa recently found out, after having over a year of severe lower back pain , that he has an aneurysm . It is 7 cm long but I m not real sure where its located on his body. My question is: What are my grandfathers chances of survival if he gets the surgery recommended by his family doctor; and if he refuses the surgery what could the outcome be as far as time is concerned ?
Asked On : Sat, 10 Jul 2010
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
hai ,
Low back pain due to aneurysm is often mechanical . The anuerysm has certain other features to determine the need for surgery and vascular surgeons are the best to give you the prognosis aspects.
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Akshith's  Response
thanks for the query,
well it looks like he has an abdominal aortic aneurysm from the back pain history but 7 cm is a pretty big one i think you should consult a vascular surgeon and try and get counselling done regarding the possible outcomes of the surgery.
take care.
Answered: Wed, 7 Sep 2011
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