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The management of abdominal aortic aneurysms

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 23 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1897

A mix-up while spelling out a mathematical symbol during editing led to an error in the section “How are AAAs managed?” of this clinical review by David Metcalfe and colleagues (BMJ 2011;342, doi:10.1136/bmj.d1384). In the opening paragraph we should have said: “Patients with aneurysms less than 5.5 cm [not “greater than 5.5 cm”] should be entered into an ultrasound surveillance programme.” The author wants to clarify for readers that 5.5 cm is the threshold for surgical intervention and that it would not be safe to routinely manage these patients with surveillance alone.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1897

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