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Laparoscopic thrombendarterectomy of the infrarenal aorta.
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PMID:  10872628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim was to perform a totally laparoscopic thrombendarterectomy (TEA) of the infrarenal aorta to reduce the trauma connected to the surgical approach. A 52-year-old man was referred to our institution with severe claudication. Angiography revealed a subtotal stenosis of the infrarenal aorta. Because the lesion was not suitable for an interventional procedure, a TEA was planned. The surgery was performed through six ports using a transperitoneal approach with pneumoperitoneum. The laparoscopic TEA was carried out according to the standards of open vascular surgery. The surgery time was 285 minutes, the crossclamping lasted 105 minutes, and the blood loss was 100 mL. The angiographic and functional results were excellent. The patient experienced a rapid recovery and was discharged after 6 days. This case report shows the feasibility of totally laparoscopic TEA of the infrarenal aorta. The well-known advantages of minimally invasive techniques in abdominal surgery with regard to the decrease of surgical trauma may also be valid in aortic surgery for occlusive disease.
L Barbera; B Geier; M Kemen; A Mumme
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1530-4515     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-18     Completed Date:  2000-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Josef-Hospital, Ruhr-University-Bochum, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / radiography,  surgery*
Endarterectomy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Iliac Artery / radiography,  surgery
Intermittent Claudication
Laparoscopy / methods*
Middle Aged
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods

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