Asbjørn Ødegård

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OBJECTIVES We have explored the usefulness of an on-table, cross-sectional radiological imaging (DynaCT) in endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). DynaCT images were compared to images from a regular multidetector (16 slice) CT. In the comparison, we tested the accordance of firstly 5 relevant clinical measurements and secondly the visibility of 9 anatomical(More)
A 69-year-old man was admitted with low back pain and signs of nerve root compression. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed abscess formation in the left psoas region, spondylodiscitis L3-L4 and a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. The aortic aneurysm was replaced with a bifurcated vascular graft. One week later, laminectomy at the L4-level was done. In(More)
OBJECTIVE DynaCT(®) is a method for obtaining computed tomography (CT)-like images using a C-arm system. Our aim was to compare the accuracy of these images to multidetector CT (MDCT) images prior to endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS A non-consecutive group of 20 elective patients were prospectively exposed to MDCT and one additional DynaCT(More)
AIM Aim of the study was to assess if endovascular treatment is a feasible alternative in patients with descending thoracic aortic disease. METHODS Seventy-three patients were admitted for stent-grafting of descending thoracic aortic disease during the period 1997-2008. The majority of the patients had aneurysm (35) or type B dissection (21), but also(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the inflammatory reactions in patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms before, during and after stent graft treatment and to relate markers of leukocyte activation to the use of radiographic contrast media. METHODS Blood samples were drawn from 7 patients undergoing elective stent graft treatment for thoracic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To investigate the durability of EVAR and to explore the evidence for follow-up investigations. Furthermore, to study the patients' impressions of followup investigations, and how complications and secondary procedures influence cost-effectiveness. MATERIAL AND METHODS 263 patients were treated by EVAR from February 1995-February 2007.(More)
A 65 year old female patient was admitted with acute onset of severe intermittent claudication in the right lower extremity. Angiography revealed embolic material in the right femoral artery and peripheral arterial thrombosis in the right leg. She was treated with thrombolysis first, thereafter calcified embolic material was removed by open embolectomy. A(More)
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