Diagnosis and treatment of abdominal aortic endoleaks using color Doppler US: Two clinical cases

G. Nano, S. Stegher, A. Spinazzola

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Abstract

Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) involves placement of an endoluminal graft inside the aneurysmal sac in order to exclude it from blood circulation and thereby prevent the risk of aneurysmal sac rupture. A possible complication is endoleak, i.e. persistent blood flow outside the lumen of the endograft into the aneurysmal sac. The protocol for treatment monitoring includes abdominal computed tomography (CT) and color Doppler ultrasound (US). The aim of this case report is to present our experience in two cases of endoleak in which diagnosis and treatment were carried out using color Doppler US.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-173
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Color Doppler US
  • Endoleak
  • Endoprosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine

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