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Wrapping of abdominal aortic aneurysms: a viable alternative.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2937169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abdominal aortic aneurysm wrapping is an excellent procedure to use for poor-risk patients, calcified aneurysms, aneurysms extending above the renal arteries, and prophylaxis for small aneurysms. The procedure has a low operative mortality rate and a low long-term graft-related complication rate. It appears that aortic wrapping can be performed with a similar mortality and long-term survival rate as standard resection and grafting procedures, in spite of its application in generally poorer-risk patients. However, we do not believe that this procedure will replace aortic resection and grafting for most lumbar aortic aneurysms, but it should be considered for use in selected instances and should be in the armamentarium of all vascular surgeons.
M M Kartchner; V F Lovett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0039-6109     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-18     Completed Date:  1986-04-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-401     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
Polyethylene Terephthalates / therapeutic use
Rupture, Spontaneous
Surgical Mesh*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates

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