Endovascular Repair Effective for Inflammatory AAA

Published date : 01 March 2012
Article date : 01 March 2012


A study, reported in Cardiology News (28/02/2012) suggests that patients with inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) can be treated safely and effectively by endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), though those with significant hydronephrosis may have worse outcomes. 

The retrospective study was conducted between 1999 and 2011 and included 69 patients who underwent either endovascular repair (10 patients) or open surgical repair (59 patients) at the surgeon's discretion.

 Dr William M stone, speaking at the annual meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, reported that although previous case series and meta-analyses had reported mixed results in cases with EVAR procedures, the current study suggests that EVAR may be considered appropriate management for inflammatory AAAs.


Learn more about the history of EVAR and current devices in this editorial, by Dr R Allison and Dr J Rose.

The full text of the Cardiology News report on the above study can be accessed here.



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