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What is a short neck aneurysm?

An aneurysm that occurs close to the point where the aorta attaches to the kidneys, leaving a short length or "neck" between the two structures, is a short neck aneurysm. These aneurysms are more difficult to repair than other types and often require open surgical repair or a fenestrated aortic endovascular graft.

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