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Unusual complications of endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta: MDCT findings.
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PMID:  22228128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
With the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques, endovascular stent-graft placement has become an accepted and widely used alternative to the traditional surgical repair of aortic disease and is gaining acceptance as the treatment of choice. Many studies show that endovascular stent-graft therapy is safe and effective, although complications related to this treatment are also recognised. Although the incidence of major complication is low, neurological sequelae remain the major concern of endovascular repair. With growing experience, however, the spectrum of mid- and long-term complications has broadened to include potentially disastrous events, other than paraplegia or stroke, that require diligent surveillance. Three-dimensional data sets acquired quickly by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) allow multiplanar reformations and 3D viewing, as well as quantitative assessment of vessel lumens, walls and surroundings. Although a large portion of radiologists will not be involved in the actual endograft deployment, many will be involved in the interpretation of postprocedural surveillance studies. Accordingly, the goal of this report is to summarise our experience with the presentation, diagnostic approach, management and outcomes of these unusual, but potentially catastrophic, postendovascular aortic repair complications to highlight their significance and increase familiarity with them among the imaging community. Increasing awareness of these complications may facilitate rapid diagnosis and/or triage and treatment.
T Valente; G Rossi; F Lassandro; G Rea; M Marino; G Dialetto; R Muto; M Scaglione
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Radiologia medica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1826-6983     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0177625     Medline TA:  Radiol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Dipartimento di Diagnostica per Immagini, Servizio di Radiologia, A.O.R.N. Monaldi, 80131, Napoli, Italy.
Vernacular Title:
Utilizzo della TC multidetettore nella diagnosi delle complicanze inusuali delle endoprotesi aortiche dell'aorta toracica.
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