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Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2007 Jul;34(1):74-8. Epub 2007 May 7.

Endovascular treatment of penetrating aortic ulcers: mid-term results.

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1st Unit of Vascular Surgery, Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Italy. hdlns@freemail.gr

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this study was to evaluate mid-term results of endovascular treatment of penetrating aortic ulcers.

METHODS:

Between February 2000 and November 2006, 18 consecutive patients underwent endovascular treatment of the descending thoracic aorta (N=16) and abdominal infrarenal aorta (N=2) for penetrating aortic ulcer, in a single University Hospital. Data were prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed. Mean follow-up was 41 months (range 4 to 77 months).

RESULTS:

Technical success was achieved in all patients. No perioperative deaths occurred. No conversion to open repair or secondary procedures were required. Two patients died in the follow-up period for reasons not related to penetrating aortic ulcers. One type II endoleak was observed. It was still present, unchanged, twelve months after the procedure.

CONCLUSION:

Endovascular treatment of penetrating aortic ulcers of the descending thoracic and infrarenal aorta were safe and effective in the mid-term in this small series of patients.

PMID:
17482484
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejvs.2007.02.025
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