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J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2007 Jun;48(3):305-8.

Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms. A 20-year experience.

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

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of the study was to report a 20-year single Institution experience, with the early and late outcomes of surgical treatment of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms.

METHODS:

In a 20-year period, 2 275 consecutive patients underwent elective surgical repair for non-rupture abdominal aortic aneurysm. Fifty-two patients (2.3%) were classified as inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms. Early and late outcomes were analyzed.

RESULTS:

One patient died in the perioperative period, giving a mortality rate of 1.92%. One patient died from a pseudoaneurysm rupture 7 months after operation. Three patients developed an aortic pseudoaneurysm in the follow-up period (mean 12.1 years, range 1-20 years) and underwent a redo operation.

CONCLUSION:

Overall surgical outcome of these patients, in terms of short-term and long-term is good. A high rate of pseudoaneurysm formation was observed.

PMID:
17505434
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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