Risk factors of endoleak following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. A multicentric retrospective study

Mauro Frego, Franco Lumachi, Giorgio Bianchera, Fabio Pilon, Marco Scarpa, Cesare Ruffolo, Lino Polese, Imerio Angriman, Lorenzo Norberto, Diego Miotto, Raffaella Motta, Antonio Zanon, Gianfranco Picchi

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Abstract

Endoleak (EL) represents the most common complication following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). Unfortunately, the long-term results of EVAR and its durability have been questioned, and EL are variably associated with a fisk of late failure. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify risk factors for this complication of aneurysm-endograft complex in patients who underwent EVAR. A group of 104 consecutive patients (99 men, 5 women; median age, 74 years; range, 50-89 years) were enrolled in the study. Both preoperative and follow-up imaging studies were obtained using helical computed tomography scanning at 1, 6, 12, 24, 36 months after EVAR and blindly reviewed by a surgeon and a radiologist. Twenty-seven (25.9%) patients developed EL during follow-up, of which 10 (37%) were primary (25 and a history or presence of arterial hypertension represented significant (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1102
Number of pages4
JournalIn Vivo
Volume21
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Abdominal CT-scan
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Endoleak
  • Endovascular repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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