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Lakartidningen. 2001 Dec 5;98(49):5644-8.

[Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Endovascular treatment under local anesthesia].

[Article in Swedish]

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Kliniken för kärlsjukdomar, Universitetssjukhuset MAS, Malmö.


We report on endovascular repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. A bifurcated stent graft was inserted under local anesthesia. Aortic clamping is rapidly provided by percutaneous placement of an aortic occlusion balloon catheter. Carbon dioxide can usually replace conventional contrast in patients with renal insufficiency. This minimally invasive procedure may reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients with ruptured aortic aneurysms. The advantages and limitations of this novel technique are discussed.

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