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J Endovasc Surg. 1997 May;4(2):147-51.

Endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: strengths and weaknesses of various prostheses observed in a 4.5-year experience.

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Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia.



To summarize the results of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) treatment using several endograft designs over a 4.5-year experience and offer comparisons on the various devices.


From May 1992 to August 1996, 121 AAA patients meeting the criteria for an endoluminal repair were treated with 1 of 5 endograft designs in three configurations. The endografts were implanted in the operating room under fluoroscopic control. Follow-up included contrast-enhanced computed tomography within 10 days of operation, 6 months postoperatively, and annually thereafter.


Endografts were successfully deployed in 106 patients (88%). Fifteen cases were converted to open repair. Six procedure-related deaths occurred within 30 days owing to myocardial infarction (3), combined renal failure and septicemia (2), and multisystem failure (1). There were 36 local/vascular complications (30%) and 18 systemic/remote complications (15%). Of the 121 patients undergoing endoluminal AAA repair, 93 (77%) are currently alive and well with their AAAs excluded from the circulation.


Trends in endoluminal AAA repair and prosthetic design point toward simpler devices and earlier treatment of smaller aneurysms once the long-term outcome of aortic endografting has been determined.

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