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J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Apr 29;8:114. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-8-114.

Straight aortic endograft in abdominal aortic disease.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We describe our 8-year experience with the use of endovascular techniques (ET) for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) through a straight endograft.

METHODS:

We retrospectively reviewed data of all patients who were treated for AAA using ET in two centres from 1998 to 2012 and who received a single straight endograft (group A) or a double straight tube (group B). Outcomes were analyzed to assess survival, absence of endoleak and absence of reintervention for both groups. Log-rank and Chi-Square were used as appropriate to make comparison between the two groups. P values < .05 were considered statistically significant.

RESULTS:

Fifty-three patients from 1998 to May 2012 were treated for AAA using a straight endograft. In 28 cases (52.8%) a single aortic straight tube was used (Group A), while in the remaining cases a "double trombone technique" was used (Group B).

CONCLUSIONS:

In our experience the endovascular repair of AAA using straight aortic endografts was a safe and effective technique. Reintervention and endoleaks were slightly more frequent in patients who had received a single endograft compared to patients who were treated using the "trombone technique".

PMID:
23628161
PMCID:
PMC3646693
DOI:
10.1186/1749-8090-8-114
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