Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms: A 20-year experience

I. Dalainas, G. Nano, M. Ranucci, P. Bianchi, S. Stegher, R. Casana, G. Malacrida, D. G. Tealdi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • Aorta, surgery
  • Aortic, aneurysm, abdomina, surgery
  • Infected aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Dalainas, I., Nano, G., Ranucci, M., Bianchi, P., Stegher, S., Casana, R., Malacrida, G., & Tealdi, D. G. (2007). Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms: A 20-year experience. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 48(3), 305-308.