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Endovascular repair of inflammatory abdominal aneurysm: a retrospective analysis of CT follow-up

Journal Paper/Review - May 1, 2005

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Hechelhammer L, Wildermuth S, Lachat M, Pfammatter T. Endovascular repair of inflammatory abdominal aneurysm: a retrospective analysis of CT follow-up. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2005; 16:737-41.
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J Vasc Interv Radiol 2005; 16
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May 1, 2005
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1051-0443
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737-41
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Retrospective radiologic and clinical midterm follow-up is reported for 10 patients with inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA) after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). At a mean follow-up of 33 months, regression of the thickness of the perianeurysmal fibrosis (PAF) and decrease of aneurysmal sac diameter was observed in nine patients. Four EVAR-associated complications were observed: periinterventional dissection of femoral artery (n = 1), blue toe syndrome (n = 1), and stent-graft disconnection (n = 2). EVAR is the less invasive method of aneurysm exclusion in patients with IAAA with a comparable evolution of the PAF as reported after open repair.