Corine J van Marrewijk

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OBJECTIVE The EUROSTAR (European Collaborators on Stent/graft techniques for aortic aneurysm repair) Registry was established in 1996 to collect data on the outcome of treatment of patients with infrarenal aortic aneurysms with endovascular repair. To date, 88 European centers of vascular surgery have contributed. The purpose of the study was to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence, risk factors, and consequences of endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. METHODS Data on 2463 patients were collected from 87 European centers and recorded in a central database. Preoperative data were compared for patients with collateral retrograde perfusion(More)
OBJECTIVE Outcome of treatment of patients with ruptured or symptomatic non-ruptured aneurysm (rAAA and snrAAA), preferentially treated by emergency endovascular repair was assessed. The outcome was compared with a historical group of patients treated by open repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two groups of patients presenting with acute symptomatic AAA were(More)
Aim was to evaluate the accuracy of computed tomography colonography (CTC) for detection of colorectal neoplasia in a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) positive screening population. In three different institutions, consecutive FOBT positives underwent CTC after laxative free iodine tagging bowel preparation followed by colonoscopy with segmental unblinding.(More)
OBJECTIVE There is still debate whether type II endoleaks represent a risk for the patient after EVAR. Treatment policies vary from fairly conservative to active intervention. In this analysis risk factors for type II endoleak and adverse events during follow-up were assessed. In addition, risk factors and causes for conversion to open repair and for(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to determine the effect of the preoperative diameter of abdominal aortic aneurysms on the midterm outcome after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHOD The data for 4392 patients who had undergone EVAR were analyzed. Patients were enrolled over 6 years to June 2002 in the EUROSTAR database. Outcomes were(More)
BACKGROUND The Eurostar project is a multicentred database of the outcome of endovascular repair of infra-renal aortic aneurysms. From 1996 to March, 2002, 113 European centres of vascular surgery have contributed. The purpose of this article is to review the medium term (up to 7 years) results of endovascular aneurysm repair as reported to Eurostar. (More)
OBJECTIVES Although small, the risk of rupture after EVAR remains a major concern. The aim of this study was to identify mechanisms of late aneurysm rupture after endovascular repair. METHODS Patients who suffered a proven aneurysm rupture after EVAR were identified from the EUROSTAR (European Collaborators on Stent-graft Techniques for Abdominal Aortic(More)
Development of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been accompanied by previously unencountered complications. The most challenging but least understood of these complications is the incomplete seal of the endovascular graft (endoleak), a phenomenon that has a variety of causes. An important consequence of endoleakage may be persistent(More)