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Nunzio Montelione, Danilo Menna, Pasqualino Sirignano, Laura Capoccia, Wassim Mansour, Francesco Speziale
A 62-year-old man presented with fever, abdominal pain, and malaise 13 months after emergency endovascular aortic repair. Computed tomographic angiograms showed a periprosthetic fluid and gas collection, so infection was diagnosed. Open conversion was performed, involving endograft explantation and in situ aortic reconstruction. Cultures and the explanted prosthesis were positive for carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, resistant to colistin. Because of the sparse data on endograft infections caused by this pathogen, we placed the patient on an empiric double-carbapenem regimen for 4 weeks...
October 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
Dainis K Krievins, Janis Savlovskis, Andrew H Holden, Kaspars Kisis, Andrew A Hill, Marcis Gedins, Natalija Ezite, Christopher K Zarins
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term effectiveness of endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS) in the treatment of complex aortoiliac aneurysms with preservation of hypogastric artery flow. METHODS: We reviewed all patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and common iliac aneurysms (CIAs) enrolled and treated in prospective studies of EVAS using the Nellix endograft (Endologix, Irvine, Calif) at two centers from 2008 to 2014. Patients with 1 year or more of computed tomography follow-up underwent quantitative morphometric assessment by two independent vascular radiologists blinded to clinical outcome results...
November 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Robert M Van Haren, Lee J Goldstein, Omaida C Velazquez, Jagajan Karmacharya, Arash Bornak
OBJECTIVE: Aortobifemoral bypass has been the gold standard treatment for extensive aortoiliac occlusive disease. Endovascular therapy and stenting of aortic and iliac occlusive lesions has proven to be efficacious, especially when dealing with short segment lesions. Endovascular treatment of TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus II (TASC) D aortoiliac occlusive lesions remains a challenge, but a valuable treatment option in poor surgical candidates. We present our operative technique and midterm results in treating TASC D aortoiliac occlusive disease using unibody bifurcated endografts...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Simon P Overeem, Johannes T Boersen, Richte C L Schuurmann, Erik Groot Jebbink, Cornelis H Slump, Michel M P J Reijnen, Jean-Paul P M de Vries
OBJECTIVE: Gutters can be described as the loss of continuous apposition between the main body of the endograft, the chimney stent graft, and the aortic wall. Gutters have been associated with increased risk of type IA endoleaks and are considered to be the Achilles' heel of chimney endovascular aneurysm repair (ch-EVAR). However, there is no classification yet to classify and quantify gutter types after ch-EVAR. METHODS: Different gutter types can be distinguished by their morphologic appearance in two- and three-dimensional views and reconstructed slices perpendicular to the center lumen line...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular 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...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Rui Machado, Gabriela Teixeira, Pedro Oliveira, Luís Loureiro, Carlos Pereira, Rui Almeida
Introduction: Abdominal aortic aneurysm has a lower incidence in the female population, but a higher complication rate. It was been hypothesized that some anatomical differences of abdominal aortic aneurysm in women could be responsible for that. We proposed to analyze our data to understand the differences in the clinical and anatomical characteristics and the outcomes of patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair, according to gender. Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair between 2001-2013 was performed...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular 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
Xavier Chaufour, Julien Gaudric, Yann Goueffic, Réda Hassen Khodja, Patrick Feugier, Sergei Malikov, Guillaume Beraud, Jean-Baptiste Ricco
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is widely used with excellent results, but its infectious complications can be devastating. In this paper, we report a multicenter experience with infected EVAR, symptoms, and options for explantation and their outcome. METHODS: We have reviewed all consecutive endograft explants for infection at 11 French university centers following EVAR, defined as index EVAR, from 1998 to 2015. Diagnosis of infected aortic endograft was made on the basis of clinical findings, cultures, imaging studies, and intraoperative findings...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Vinay Kansal, Sudhir Nagpal
OBJECTIVES: To report a rare case of delayed Type IIIb endoleak secondary to fabric tear following implantation of a Medtronic Talent endovascular device. METHODS: A 83-year old gentleman underwent elective endovascular aneurysm repair for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm with a Medtronic bifurcated stent graft in 2008. RESULTS: Seven years after the initial repair, imaging surveillance revealed significant endoleak and brisk aneurysm sac expansion due to Type IIIb endoleak secondary to endograft limb fabric tear...
2016: SAGE Open Med Case Rep
Sotirios Giannakakis, George Galyfos, Georgios Geropapas, Stavros Kerasidis, Gerasimos Papacharalampous, Georgios Kastrisios, Chrisostomos Maltezos
A 75-year-old patient with severe comorbidities was treated with an Endurant(®) (Medtronic, USA) II endograft due to a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). After four years of unremarkable follow-up, bilateral limb separation was detected. The patient underwent endovascular bridging without any complication. Although rarely detected in newer grafts, late bilateral type IIIa endoleaks can present and should be promptly repaired. Complex or ruptured AAAs treated with off-label use of endografts should be under closer surveillance using imaging tools for potential endoleaks or aneurysm sac growth...
September 2016: Vascular Specialist International
Ashley Aaron, Selma El-Hag, Eileen de Grandis, Steve Santilli, Michael Rosenberg, Susan M Shafii, Jafar Golzarian, Rumi Faizer
PURPOSE: To report the results of percutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (PEVAR) using the superficial femoral artery (SFA) for large-bore vessel access. METHODS: We reviewed all PEVAR procedures at our institution over an 18-month period, identifying all patients who underwent PEVAR with the use of one or both SFAs for endograft delivery with dual ProGlide large-bore access closure. Indications for use of the SFA instead of the common femoral artery (CFA) included morbid obesity, CFA vessel wall disease, and scarring from previous CFA surgery...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Dustin Y Yoon, Scott A Resnick, Mark K Eskandari, Heron E Rodriguez
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October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Mikolaj Wojtaszek, Emilia Wnuk, Rafal Maciag, Krzysztof Lamparski, Krzysztof Korzeniowski, Olgierd Rowinski
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and clinical outcomes of ancillary endovascular procedures in promoting false-lumen (FL) thrombosis (FLT) and preventing aortic expansion in patients after thoracic endografting for type B dissections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective review included 15 patients (12 men and 3 women; mean age, 59.6 y). Mean aortic diameter at the time of ancillary treatment was 47.4 mm. Different techniques were used as single procedures or sequentially: covered stent occlusion of detached visceral artery entry tears, occlusion of single entry tears with vascular plugs, or aortic endograft occlusion of multiple FL entry tears...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Khaled Juan Zaza, Muhammad Anees Sharif, Samer Koussayer
Free esophageal perforation following a hybrid visceral debranching and distal endograft extension to repair a ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) is a rare complication. The authors report a 56-year-old male who underwent elective thoracic endovascular aortic repair of a thoracic aneurysm. Four and a half years later, he presented with a new aneurysm extending from the distal end of the thoracic stent graft to the aortic bifurcation involving all the visceral arterial branches. The TAAA ruptured while he was awaiting an elective repair, and as a result, he underwent an emergency hybrid procedure...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Suvi Väärämäki, Velipekka Suominen, Georg Pimenoff, Jukka Saarinen, Ilkka Uurto, Juha Salenius
OBJECTIVE: To report our long-term experience in using the hybrid technique in complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). METHODS: Between March 2005 and September 2013, 10 patients with TAAA underwent hybrid procedures with open renovisceral revascularization and thoracoabdominal aortic endografting. Patients were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Six men and 4 women with a mean age of 66 years (range 54-81 years) were treated electively during the study period...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Yuma Motomatsu, Yasuhisa Oishi, Shogo Matsunaga, Ryuji Tominaga
A 72-year-old man with a distal arch aneurysm underwent total arch replacement using an open stent-grafting technique. After the operation, a pressure difference between the upper and lower extremities developed, and emergent computed tomography revealed stenosis of the non-stented portion of the endograft. We performed an emergent endovascular aortic repair by the retrograde transfemoral approach, and the pressure difference resolved.
September 1, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Hélène Wattez, Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Benjamin Lopez, Rafaëlle Spear, Rachel E Clough, Adrien Hertault, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
BACKGROUND: Endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms involving the visceral segment of the aorta often requires placement of a covered bridging stent in the celiac axis (CA). The median arcuate ligament (MAL) is a fibrous arch that unites the diaphragmatic crura on either side of the aortic hiatus. The ligament may compress and distort the celiac artery and result in difficult cannulation, or stenosis and occlusion of the vessel. This study evaluated the influence of the MAL compression on the technical success and the patency of the celiac artery after branched and fenestrated endovascular aortic repair...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Thejus T Jayakrishnan, Brian Keyashian, Juliet Amene, Michael Malinowski
Infection of an aortic endograft is a rare complication following endovascular aneurysm repair. These patients have been treated with explantation of the graft to obtain source control followed by an extra-anatomic bypass to restore circulation. The present case study describes an interesting case of Pasteurella infection involving an aortic endograft managed nonoperatively by percutaneous drainage and graft preservation.
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Daphne Elisabeth Gray, Markus Eisenack, Michael Gawenda, Giovanni Torsello, Payman Majd, Jan Brunkwall, Nani Osada, Konstantinos P Donas
OBJECTIVE: The influence of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) on renal function is of high concern. The question whether stent graft fixation type plays a significant role in renal outcome after EVAR is still debated. However, other factors, such as repeated contrast medium exposure, should also be considered. METHODS: We performed a two-center, stratified-cohort case control study to evaluate the influence of last-generation abdominal endografts with suprarenal (SR) vs infrarenal (IR) fixation on renal function...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
S W K Cheng
Endovascular repair has evolved to become a viable mainstream treatment for aortic pathology in both acute and elective settings. As technology advanced, traditional anatomical barriers were progressively tackled using new devices and novel procedures, and there are now multiple options available to the vascular surgeon. In the abdominal aorta, advances in endovascular aneurysm repair have been in the treatment of hostile aortic necks using new sealing concepts and ancillary procedures, and in branch preservation using fenestrations and snorkels...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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