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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908817/clinical-outcome-after-endovascular-sealing-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-evas-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#1
Maria Karouki, Charles Swaelens, Luigi Iazzolino, Richard G McWilliams, Robert K Fisher, Andrew England, Francesco Torella
PURPOSE: To present the clinical outcome of endovascular sealing of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAS) with the Nellix endoprosthesis in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms treated in our institution. METHODS: This was a retrospective, single centre, observational cohort study. A departmental database was interrogated in order to extract demographics, clinical information and outcome of all patients treated with EVAS between December 2013 and December 2015. Outcome measures included technical success (successful device deployment and absence of any endoleak at completion angiography), mortality, major complications, incidence of endoleaks, aneurysm rupture and reintervention...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908813/coil-embolization-assisted-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-multiple-saccular-descending-aortic-aneurysms-with-insufficient-landing-zone
#2
Akito Imai, Tomomi Nakajima, Masataka Sato, Yasunori Watanabe, Shunichi Kondo, Motoo Osaka, Yuji Hiramatsu
We report a coil embolization -assisted thoracic endovascular aortic repair technique successfully applied to multiple saccular descending aortic aneurysms in a 74-year-old man. Due to the most distal aneurysm being located at the celiac trunk level and the distance between the superior mesenteric artery and the aneurysm being only 10mm, a coil embolization of the distal saccular aneurysm was performed prior to stent delivery to secure a sufficient landing zone. Postoperative computed tomography showed an appropriate positioning of the endovascular devices without endoleak...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908804/custom-made-conical-endograft-in-the-treatment-of-saccular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-tight-and-calcified-distal-neck-thinking-out-of-the-box
#3
Efstratios Georgakarakos, Christos Argyriou, Nikolaos Schoretsanitis, George S Georgiadis
PURPOSE: to describe the use of the combination of a conical custom-made TREO® (TREO CM) stent-graft in the treatment of a saccular abdominal aortic endograft (AAA) with long but tight and calcified distal neck. TECHNIQUE: A 65-year female patient was treated for a saccular 5.2 cm AAA with a 3cm-long but calcified and tight (16mm) distal neck, precluding the safe use of a bifurcated endograft. Since the patient refused an open surgery, a conical TREO CM endograft was manufactured with 20% proximal oversizing, whereas the 3cm caudal sealing segment demonstrated a conical configuration comprised of a 2cm and 1cm nitinol-supported zones of 20% and 10% oversizing, respectively, in order to avoid excessive strain and incomplete expand at the most distal calcified area, leading ultimately to an insidious infolding and consequent type Ib endoleak...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903486/predictive-models-of-complications-following-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#4
Adrien Kaladji, Anne Daoudal, Aurélien Duménil, Cemil Göksu, Alain Cardon, Elodie Clochard, Antoine Lucas, Florent Lalys
BACKGROUND: The risk of long-term complications after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is still higher than open surgery and is a critical issue. This study aims to make available reliable statistical predictive models of complications after EVAR. METHODS: Two hundred and thirteen patients who underwent EVAR between 2002 and 2012 were included in this study. The preoperative CT-scans were analyzed with a dedicated workstation to provide spatially correct 3-dimensional data...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903485/endovascular-repair-of-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-high-surgical-risk-patients-fenestrated-and-branched-endografts
#5
E Gallitto, M Gargiulo, A Freyrie, C Bianchini Massoni, R Pini, C Mascoli, G L Faggioli, S Ancetti, A Stella
AIM: To report early and mid-term results of endovascular repair of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms (TAAA) by using of Cook-Zenith fenestrated/branched endografts (FB-EVAR) in high-surgical risk patients unfit for open repair (OR). METHODS: Between January 2012 and April 2015, all the patients with TAAA, considered at high-surgical risk for OR and treated by Cook-Zenith FB-EVAR, were prospectively enrolled. Patients were studied using a thoraco-abdominal computer tomography angiography (CTA) and dedicated software for advanced vessels analysis...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903482/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-pre-operative-risk-factors-of-type-ii-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#6
REVIEW
Florent Lalys, Vincent Durrmann, Aurélien Duménil, Cemil Göksu, Alain Cardon, Elodie Clochard, Antoine Lucas, Adrien Kaladji
PURPOSE: Type II endoleaks (T2Es) remain the Achilles heel of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), involving a close follow-up and sometimes leading to reintervention. Identifying risk factors impacting T2Es is of concern to improve decision-making and optimize follow-up. However, it has led to contradictory results, with supporting evidence for the majority of factors being weak. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to study risk factors of T2Es following EVAR to identify risk factors and measure their dedicated strength of association...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903477/simultaneous-endovascular-repair-for-thoracic-and-abdominal-aortic-pathologies-early-and-mid-term-results
#7
Yuanyuan Guo, Hongbo Cai, Bin Yang, Hui Jin
OBJECTIVES: To analyse information from a single clinical centre, evaluating early and mid-term results of simultaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for co-existing thoracic and abdominal aortic pathologies. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2014, 13 patients (8 men, 5 women; mean age, 75.3 years, range, 69-82 years) with concomitant thoracic and abdominal aortic disease (aneurysms, type B dissection, penetrating aortic ulcers) were treated with simultaneous TEVAR and EVAR...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903476/rapid-aneurysmal-sac-expansion-following-endovascular-repair-of-a-dissecting-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm
#8
Pau Bargay-Juan, Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Rachel Clough, Rafaëlle Spear, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stephan Haulon
Endovascular repair of dissecting thoracoabdominal aneurysms (TAAA) is challenging and often requires multiple procedures. A 61-year-old man with a dissecting type-II TAAA treated first by placement of a thoracic endograft, and subsequently implantation of a fenestrated endograft. Six months postoperatively, a 10mm increase of the aorta was observed. A re-entry tear in left external iliac artery(EIA) was perfusing the false lumen in a retrograde fashion connecting with the endoleak caused by the inferior mesenteric artery and lumbar arteries...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903474/functional-assessment-and-evaluation-of-outcome-after-endovascular-therapy-with-coverage-of-the-left-subclavian-artery-in-case-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
#9
A Gombert, D Kotelis, U M Griepenkerl, G Fraedrich, J Klocker, B Glodny, M J Jacobs, A Greiner, J Grommes
OBJECTIVE: Patients suffering blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) can be treated by use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). In this setting, the coverage of the left subclavian artery (LSA) is frequently necessary. Nevertheless, the functionality of the upper left extremity after TEVAR had been rarely analyzed. Thus this study intends to underline the safety of TEVAR as well as to determine the functionality of the left arm after coverage of the LSA. METHODS: All patients suffering from BTAI treated by endovascular means in three centers (Aachen [Germany], Maastricht [Netherlands] and Innsbruck [Austria]) between 1996 and 2009 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903473/treatment-of-type-ii-endoleak-and-aneurysm-expansion-after-evar
#10
Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Christos Klonaris, John Kakisis, Constantine N Antonopoulos, Andreas Lazaris, George S Sfyroeras, George Mantas, Spyridon N Vasdekis, Elias N Brountzos, George Geroulakos
AIM: The management of type II endoleak causing sac enlargement continues to be a topic of debate. The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the outcomes between open surgical technique with sacotomy and suturing of the feeding vessels to interventional embolization in patients with aneurysm sac expansion after EVAR. MATERIAL-METHODS: Inclusion criteria for intervention in patients with prior EVAR and type II endoleak were: asymptomatic expanding aneurysm sac > 5mm between two consecutive follow-up CTA scans, symptomatic aneurysm sac expansion...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896386/dual-energy-ct-angiography-pros-and-cons-of-dual-energy-metal-artifact-reduction-algorithm-in-patients-after-endovascular-aortic-repair
#11
Johannes Boos, Jieming Fang, Benedikt H Heidinger, Vassilios Raptopoulos, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of metal artifact reduction (MAR) post-processing and iodine MD images in fast kV-switching dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in patients after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive EVAR patients (age 76 ± 9 years, 7/24 (29%) with coils, 9/24 (37.5%) with 10 endoleaks) who underwent DECT angiography were included in this HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved retrospective study. Monochromatic reconstructions included 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75 keV with and without MAR and iodine MD images...
November 28, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894897/the-long-term-durability-of-intra-operatively-placed-palmaz-stents-for-the-treatment-of-type-ia-endoleaks-after-evar-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#12
M Abdulrasak, T Resch, B Sonesson, J Holst, T Kristmundsson, N V Dias
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The objective was to analyze the long-term durability of intra-operatively placed Palmaz stents for type Ia endoleaks, and the evolution of aneurysm neck morphology. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted at a tertiary referral centre. Patients treated between 1998 and 2012 were reviewed with regard to pre-, intra-, and post-operative data. Crude and relative survival estimates were calculated, with the latter referring only to patients with ≥ 3 months' follow-up...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890847/fenestrated-and-branched-stent-grafting-in-complex-aneurysmatic-aortic-disease-a-single-center-early-experience
#13
Georgios D Vourliotakis, Vasileios D Tzilalis, Panagiotis G Theodoridis, Charalampos S Stoumpos, Dimitrios G Kamvysis, Giannis G Kantounakis
PURPOSE: To present our early experience and highlight the technical difficulties associated with the use of fenestrated and branched stent-grafts to treat patients with juxta-, para-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA). METHODS: A prospectively held database maintained at our department, was queried for patients who have undergone branched and fenestrated stent-grafting for AAA or TAAA treatment. Indication for repair, co-morbidity precluding open repair, technical challenges associated with the repair, as well as operative mortality, morbidity and re-intervention rate were evaluated...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890832/operative-treatment-of-type-2-endoleaks-involving-the-inferior-mesenteric-artery
#14
Gabriele Piffaretti, Marco Franchin, Emanuele Botteri, Luigi Boni, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Giuseppe Battaglia, Stefano Bonardelli, Patrizio Castelli
INTRODUCTION: We report the results of the operative treatment for type 2 endoleak (T2E) involving the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) using the transarterial embolization (TAE) or the video-laparoscopic ligation (VLS). METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2015, we retrospectively analyzed 901 patients treated with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR): 883 (98%) had one valid postoperative radiologic evaluation, at least. All patients with operative repair for IMA-related T2E entered the final analysis...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887854/significant-regional-variation-exists-in-morbidity-and-mortality-after-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#15
Sara L Zettervall, Peter A Soden, Dominique B Buck, Jack L Cronenwett, Phillip P Goodney, Mohammad H Eslami, Jason T Lee, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist comparing perioperative morbidity and mortality after open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) among regions of the United States. This study evaluated the regional variation in mortality and perioperative outcomes after repair of AAAs. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) was used to identify patients undergoing open AAA repair and EVAR between 2009 and 2014. Ruptured and intact aneurysms were evaluated separately, and the analysis of intact aneurysms was limited to infrarenal AAAs...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884944/ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-thrombosis
#16
Jesse Victory, Syed Ali Rizvi, Enrico Ascher, Anil Hingorani
BACKGROUND: Complete thrombosis of an aortic endograft after an endovascular aortic aneurysm repair is a rare complication. The majority of thrombotic events occur in the iliac limbs. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a patient who presented with acute limb ischemia as the result of a thrombosed infra-renal aortic endograft. After restoration of blood flow to the lower extremities with an axillary to bi-femoral artery bypass, the patient was lost to follow-up...
November 24, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884710/predisposing-factors-for-re-interventions-with-additional-iliac-stent-grafts-after-endovascular-aortic-repair
#17
H Roos, C Sandström, G Koutouzi, A Jeppsson, M Falkenberg
BACKGROUND: Endoleaks of type Ib and III are relatively common causes of re-intervention after EVAR. The aim was to determine underlying causes and identify anatomical factors associated with these re-interventions. METHODS: A total of 444 patients with standard bifurcated stent grafts were included in a retrospective observational study. Patients requiring additional iliac stent grafts (n = 24) were compared to those who did not (n = 420). Pre- and post-operative CT examinations were reviewed in patients with additional iliac stents...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872319/classification-of-chimney-evar-related-endoleaks-insights-from-the-pericles-registry
#18
EDITORIAL
Konstantinos P Donas, Frank J Criado, Giovanni Torsello, Frank J Veith, David J Minion
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871492/the-natural-history-of-type-ii-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#19
Anna E Boniakowski, Randall R De Martino, Dawn M Coleman, Jonathan L Eliason, Phillip P Goodney, John E Rectenwald
OBJECTIVE: The natural history of type II endoleak (T2EL) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) remains elusive; as such, treatment guidelines are ill defined. The purpose of this study was to better delineate the natural history of T2EL after EVAR for rAAA in an effort to determine the need for reintervention and optimal surveillance. METHODS: A retrospective record review was conducted of all patients undergoing EVAR for rAAA in two large tertiary care academic vascular centers...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866141/transapical-aortic-stenting-an-initial-case-series
#20
Tamer G Ghazy, Ahmed S Ouda, Ahmed M Mashhour, Manuel Wilbring, Klaus Matschke, Utz W Kappert
AIMS: The standard approach for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is transfemoral; however, calcifications and tortuosity of the access vessels might be so extensive as to increase the operative risk markedly or preclude the procedure. This study evaluates the transapical approach as an alternative route for TEVAR in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: From June 2011 to July 2013, the institution's interdisciplinary board for aortic diseases initially denied TEVAR for eight patients with thoracic aortic pathology due to extensive calcification and tortuosity of the distal vessels...
November 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
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