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Intermittent, posture-dependent, and late endoleaks after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
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PMID:  23062497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this article we present our experience with the concept of the unstable aortic sac after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. The improvements in ultrasound technology and features suggestive of sac instability are described. Patients with this condition are usually considered to have endotension, in which the aortic sac undergoes progressive enlargement in the absence of any demonstrable endoleak. We have found, however that approximately one third of these patients have intermittent or posture-dependent endoleaks. The secondary ultrasound manoeuvres that enable these endoleaks to be diagnosed are described. An awareness of the potential presence of these endoleaks may avoid unnecessary conversion to open repair or late rupture.
James May; John P Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in vascular surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-4518     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809602     Medline TA:  Semin Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, University of Sydney and Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:
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