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David E Timaran, Martyn Knowles, Tarik Ali, Carlos H Timaran
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are at higher risk of death and morbidity after open repair. Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an alternative to open repair for high-risk patients, such as octogenarians. The aim of this study was to evaluate perioperative and midterm outcomes of FEVAR among octogenarians at high and standard risk for open repair. METHODS: During a 2-year period, 85 patients (68 men [78%] and 17 women [22%]) underwent FEVAR using Zenith (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Grafts (70%), Zenith p-Branch (7%), and fenestrated custom-made devices (22%)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Kyriakos Oikonomou, Piotr Kasprzak, Wilma Schierling, Reinhard Kopp, Karin Pfister
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) and compare early and midterm results in relation to stent-graft complexity. METHODS: Between August 2006 and December 2014, 141 consecutive patients (mean age 72±7.6 years, range 50-89; 120 men) were treated electively with FEVAR for short-neck, juxtarenal, or suprarenal aortic aneurysms. Forty-five patients treated with stent-grafts featuring renal-only fenestrations were assigned to group A, while 96 patients receiving additional fenestrations for the superior mesenteric and/or celiac arteries were assigned to group B...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Yauheniya Varabyova, Carl Rudolf Blankart, Jonas Schreyögg
Changes in performance due to learning may dynamically influence the results of a technology evaluation through the change in effectiveness and costs. In this study, we estimate the effect of learning using the example of two minimally invasive treatments of abdominal aortic aneurysms: endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and fenestrated EVAR (fEVAR). The analysis is based on the administrative data of over 40,000 patients admitted with unruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm to more than 500 different hospitals over the years 2006 to 2013...
February 2017: Health Economics
Lauren M B Burke, Jesse M Conyers, Charles T Burke, Robert Dixon, Hyeon Yu, Jeremy Kim, Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Mark A Farber, Ari J Isaacson
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and clinical significance of renal infarcts after fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent FEVAR with unenhanced and contrast-enhanced CT angiography during a 4-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Two staff radiologists reviewed pre- and post-FEVAR CT examinations for the presence of renal infarcts. Pre- and postoperative serum creatinine levels were examined to determine statistical significance...
January 26, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
J C Zhu, F G Hu, Y W Zhang, Z Feng, H L Fan, Y D Luo, X C Dai
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of endovascular aneurysm repair(EVAR) using fenestration on table for abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA) with short proximal neck. Methods: A retrospective analysis of four cases with short proximal neck AAA from Aug. 2015 to May. 2016 of Tianjin Medical University General Hospital treated by EVAR using fenestration on table. Fenestrated stent-grafts were designed according to the preoperative computer tomography angiography(CTA) data. All cases underwent EVAR with the fenestrated stent-grafts on table to revascularize visceral branches...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Mafalda Massara, Roberto Prunella, Pasquale Gerardi, Giovanni De Caridi, Raffaele Serra, Stefano Notarstefano, Giovanni Impedovo
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) actually represents the treatment of choice for most patients affected by abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). However, the feasibility of EVAR depends on anatomical characteristics of abdominal aorta and iliofemoral axis. We present the case of an 82-year-old man affected by severe left hydronephrosis, kidney tumor, and ureteral tumor requiring nephrectomy, who also presented a very voluminous AAA with a large diameter (96 mm), and a large proximal neck (39 mm) with severe angulation of the proximal neck (>60°)...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
B Maurel, Y Lounes, M Amako, D Fabre, A Hertault, J Sobocinski, R Spear, R Azzaoui, T M Mastracci, S Haulon
OBJECTIVE: To assess short- and long-term movement of renal arteries after fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent FEVAR at one institution with a custom-made device designed with fenestrations for the superior mesenteric (SMA) and renal arteries, a millimetric computed tomography angiography (CTA), and a minimum of 2 years' follow-up were included. Angulation between renal artery trunk and aorta, clock position of the origin of the renal arteries, distance between renal arteries and SMA, and target vessel occlusion were retrospectively collected and compared between the pre-operative, post-operative (<6 months), and last (>12 months) CTA...
January 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Anahita Dua, Steven Koprowski, Gilbert Upchurch, Cheong J Lee, Sapan S Desai
BACKGROUND: In 2014, we published a series of articles in the Journal of Vascular Surgery that detailed the decrease in volume of open aneurysm repair (OAR) completed for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) by vascular surgery trainees. At that time, only data points from 2000 through 2011 were available, and reliable predictions could only be made through 2015. Lack of data on endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using fenestrated (FEVAR) and branched (BrEVAR) endografts also affected our findings...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Arne de Niet, Michel Mpj Reijnen, Ignace Fj Tielliu, Jan Willem Hp Lardenoije, Clark J Zeebregts
Since the introduction of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) in 1996, great advances have been made in endograft development. Custom-made and off-the-shelf fenestrated and branched endografts have been used to treat patients with complex abdominal aortic and thoraco-abdominal aneurysms. Most experience has been gained with the Cook Zenith® fenestrated endograft (Cook Medical Inc., Limerick, Ireland). The Cook Zenith® endograft is customized with fenestrations, (fixed) inner or outer branches, or a combination of them, to cover a wide range of complex aneurysms...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Benjamin W Starnes, Michael T Caps, Zachary M Arthurs, Billi Tatum, Niten Singh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the learning curve for fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR). METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on all FEVAR procedures conducted by a single surgeon between June 2007 and January 2015. During the study period, 136 FEVARs were performed, and this experience was divided into four quartiles each consisting of 34 cases. Clinical outcomes evaluated included perioperative death and major complications...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Meryl Favier de Lachomette, Nellie Della, Delphine Maucort-Boulch, Ambroise Duprey, Eugenio Rosset, Patrick Feugier, Patrick Lermusiaux, Jean-Noël Albertini, Antoine Millon
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to define predictive factors of early renal impairment after fenestrated or branched endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR or BEVAR) for aortic aneurysm. METHODS: Eighty-two patients underwent FEVAR or BEVAR for aortic aneurysm from January 2008 to December 2014. The primary end point was postoperative renal impairment on day 15 (D15). Renal impairment was defined as a 25% decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and a GFR < 60 mL/min/1...
August 27, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Drosos Kotelis, Karina Schleimer, Houman Jalaie, Jochen Grommes, Michael J Jacobs, Johannes Kalder
PURPOSE: To report operative and midterm outcomes of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) with the Anaconda device. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 39 consecutive patients (median age 74 years; 36 men) treated with the fenestrated Anaconda stent-graft between July 2011 and December 2015 at a single center. Indications for FEVAR were abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with neck anatomy unsuitable for a standard stent-graft. Median infrarenal neck length was 4 mm (range 0-9)...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Adrien Hertault, Rachel E Clough, Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Rafaelle Spear, Richard Azzaoui, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
PURPOSE: To describe a case of percutaneous retrograde left renal artery cannulation and restenting for severe distortion of a bridging stent diagnosed at the time of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR). CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old man underwent 4-vessel FEVAR, during which completion angiography showed a good postoperative result, but cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) demonstrated severe distortion of the proximal part of the left renal stent. An antegrade or hybrid approach to recannulate the vessel was not possible due to the stent architecture and patient comorbidities...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Franziska Heidemann, Holger Diener, Sebastian Debus, Daniel Perez, Tilo Kölbel, Nikolaos Tsilimparis
Complex aortic aneurysms such as paravisceral aneurysm represent a challenging condition especially in the case of rupture. The presence of an aortoenteric fistula in this setting is associated with a very high mortality and morbidity. We report the case of a 72-year-old patient with contained ruptured paravisceral aortic aneurysm who underwent surgeon-modified fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (sm-fEVAR) with fenestrations for multiple renal arteries and the superior mesenteric artery. The patient successfully recovered from the repair but developed an aortogastric fistula on the basis of a preexisting gastric ulceration so that second-stage atypical gastrectomy was conducted...
October 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Wissam Al-Jundi, Amro Elboushi, Tim Lees, Robin Williams
Treatment of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) remains challenging. A 79-year-old male who had infrarenal endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) 13 years previously presented with leaking juxtarenal AAA. Emergency fenestrated EVAR (FEVAR) was performed utilizing a stent graft designed and built for a different patient. Despite the need to embolize the celiac artery prior to covering it with the stent graft in order to achieve adequate proximal seal, the patient had uneventful recovery...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
A E Rolls, S Rosen, J Constantinou, M Davis, J Cole, M Desai, D Stoyanov, T M Mastracci
OBJECTIVES: Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) exposes operators and patients to considerable amounts of radiation. Introduction of fusion of three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) with intraoperative fluoroscopy puts new focus on advanced imaging techniques in the operating environment and has been found to reduce radiation and facilitate faster repair. The aim of this study is to evaluate the radiation dose effect of introducing a team-based approach to complex aortic repair...
October 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
David E Timaran, Martyn Knowles, Marilisa Soto-Gonzalez, J Gregory Modrall, Shirling Tsai, Melissa Kirkwood, John Rectenwald, Carlos H Timaran
BACKGROUND: The role of gender on perioperative outcomes after fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) has not been established. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of gender on perioperative outcomes after FEVAR for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms using premanufactured devices. METHODS: During a 2-year period, 79 patients (63 men [80%] and 16 women [20%]) underwent FEVAR using Zenith Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Grafts, investigational Zenith pivot branch (p-branch) devices and fenestrated custom-made devices...
June 14, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ari J Isaacson, Lauren M B Burke, Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Mark A Farber
BACKGROUND: Preoperative planning for fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (fEVAR) requires high-quality cross-sectional imaging, most commonly computed tomography angiography (CTA). However, in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the iodine load delivered during conventional CTA is associated with risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). In this report, we describe the feasibility of using transarterial catheter directed CT angiography (tcd-CTA) with ultralow-dose iodine as an alternative for fEVAR planning in patients with stage 3-4 CKD to lower the risk of AKI...
August 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
David E Timaran, Marilisa Soto, Martyn Knowles, J Gregory Modrall, John E Rectenwald, Carlos H Timaran
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous femoral vascular access is frequently used for aortic endovascular procedures, with a local access complication rate of 5% to 16%. Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) has recently emerged as a new technique for the repair of short-neck and juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. The safety and effectiveness of percutaneous access for FEVAR has not been established to date. METHODS: Since United States Food and Drug Administration approval of the Zenith fenestrated aortic endograft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind), 94 patients (60 Zenith fenestrated, 6 p-Branch, and 28 custom-made devices) have undergone FEVAR...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Kenneth Tran, Andres Fajardo, Brant W Ullery, Christopher Goltz, Jason T Lee
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist regarding the effect of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (fEVAR) on renal function. We performed a comprehensive analysis of acute and chronic renal function changes in patients after fEVAR. METHODS: This study included patients undergoing fEVAR at two institutions between September 2012 and March 2015. Glomerular filtration rate was estimated using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula with serum creatinine levels obtained during the study period...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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