Mid-term results of patients undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

Tonnessen, B. H., Sternbergh, W. C., Carter, G., Yoselevitz, M. and Money, S. R. (2002). Mid-term results of patients undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. In: 54th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern-Surgical-Congress, Coronado, CA, United States, (561-566). 7-10 April 2002. doi:10.1016/S0002-9610(02)01053-X

Author Tonnessen, B. H.
Sternbergh, W. C.
Carter, G.
Yoselevitz, M.
Money, S. R.
Title of paper Mid-term results of patients undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
Conference name 54th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern-Surgical-Congress
Conference location Coronado, CA, United States
Conference dates 7-10 April 2002
Journal name American Journal of Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2002
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/S0002-9610(02)01053-X
ISSN 0002-9610
Volume 184
Issue 6
Start page 561
End page 566
Total pages 5
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background: The utilization of endovascular aneurysm repair (EAR) is increasing significantly; however, few papers have outlined mid-term outcomes.

Methods: Patients undergoing EAR with an AneuRx endograft between September 1997 and May 2001 were evaluated. Mean follow-up was 20.7 ± 11.9 (SD) months.

Results: In all, 101 EAR devices were successfully deployed in 105 attempts. Four open conversions (2 acute, 2 delayed) were performed for complications of EAR. Technical, clinical, and 1 to 3 year continuing success rates were 75%, 73%, and 78% to 83%. When divided by the median date, significantly fewer patients in the later group required secondary procedures compared with the early group. Vascular insufficiency occurred in 12 patients; 11 were treated with a secondary procedure. For 9 type I and 9 type II persistent endoleaks, secondary procedures were attempted and successful in 10 patients. Of successful EAR deployments, including secondary interventions, 85% demonstrated no persistent leak, rupture, increase in aneurysm size, or migration at most recent follow-up.

Conclusions: EAR is successful in selected individuals; however, continuing follow-up is of paramount importance.
Keyword Endovascular
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Limb complication
Secondary procedure
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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