We wanted to evaluate the results after open surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
We present a retrospective survey of 581 patients operated for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm at the Tromsø University Hospital from 1980 through 1998.
The number of elective operations increased from two in 1980 to 18 in 1998. The frequency of conditions regarded as co-morbidity increased during the observed time period. Mean body mass index for electively operated men increased from 24.2 in 1980-84 to 26.1 in 1995-98 (p