Brave new world: The role for endovascular aneurysm repair in contemporary vascular surgery

Tonnessen, B. H., Sternbergh, W. C. and Money, S. R. (2003) Brave new world: The role for endovascular aneurysm repair in contemporary vascular surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 44 4: 535-542.

Author Tonnessen, B. H.
Sternbergh, W. C.
Money, S. R.
Title Brave new world: The role for endovascular aneurysm repair in contemporary vascular surgery
Journal name Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9509
1827-191X
Publication date 2003-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 44
Issue 4
Start page 535
End page 542
Total pages 8
Place of publication Turin, Italy
Publisher Edizioni Minerva Medica
Language eng
Abstract Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) poses certain challenges to the vascular surgeon. Based upon our 6-year experience, we have highlighted important aspects of patient selection. EVAR can be performed in patients with significant co-morbidities, but technical success may be limited by anatomic criteria. Short to mid-term outcomes report low mortality and morbidity from EVAR. Acute and delayed conversion, rupture, endoleak, limb occlusion, and migration are complications occurring in EVAR; their frequency, presentation and management are described. EVAR has up to 90% success rate at several years follow-up including the use of secondary procedures. Secondary procedures are not infrequent after EVAR; thus close follow-up is of the utmost importance. We predict that EVAR will continue to be a valuable tool in the future.
Keyword Aortic aneurysm, abdominal, surgery
Treatment outcome
Repair, endoluminal
Aneurysm, surgery, complications
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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