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Mid-term results of patients undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
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PMID:  12488168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The utilization of endovascular aneurysm repair (EAR) is increasing significantly; however, few papers have outlined mid-term outcomes. METHODS: Patients undergoing EAR with an AneuRx endograft between September 1997 and May 2001 were evaluated. Mean follow-up was 20.7 +/- 11.9 (SD) months. RESULTS: In all, 101 EAR devices were successfully deployed in 105 attempts. Four open conversions (2 acute, 2 delayed) were performed for complications of EAR. Technical, clinical, and 1 to 3 year continuing success rates were 75%, 73%, and 78% to 83%. When divided by the median date, significantly fewer patients in the later group required secondary procedures compared with the early group. Vascular insufficiency occurred in 12 patients; 11 were treated with a secondary procedure. For 9 type I and 9 type II persistent endoleaks, secondary procedures were attempted and successful in 10 patients. Of successful EAR deployments, including secondary interventions, 85% demonstrated no persistent leak, rupture, increase in aneurysm size, or migration at most recent follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: EAR is successful in selected individuals; however, continuing follow-up is of paramount importance.
Britt H Tonnessen; Michael S Conners; W Charles Sternbergh; Glen Carter; Moises Yoselevitz; Samuel R Money
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-18     Completed Date:  2003-01-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-6; discussion 567     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Section of Vascular Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*,  methods*,  mortality
Ischemia / etiology*
Lower Extremity / blood supply*
Treatment Outcome

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