Abdominal aortic aneurysms have been treated by open operative repair for many years. A frequent rate of morbidity is associated with the natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysms in combination with open surgical repair. Recently a new technique that is less surgically invasive has been developed as an alternative to open repair. The present case report outlines a less invasive anesthetic technique for the morbidly obese patient.This case report discusses a minimally invasive anesthetic approach towards the morbidly obese patient undergoing endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. It demonstrates a safe and cost-effective means of managing a patient with numerous comorbidities. We also discuss an anesthetic/surgical approach on how to provide maximum analgesia with minimal anesthesia.
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