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BACKGROUND The majority of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs in the United States are performed with endovascular methods. Baseline aortoiliac arterial anatomic characteristics are fundamental criteria for appropriate patient selection for endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and key determinants of long-term success. We evaluated compliance… (More)
BACKGROUND Endovascular repair of thoracic aneurysm has demonstrated low risks of mortality and spinal cord ischemia (SCI), but few large series have been published on endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, and reports suffer from a lack of accurate comparison with similar open surgical procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS A consecutive cohort of… (More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic aortic aneurysm affecting the arch and proximal descending thoracic aorta requires 2-stage repairs that include proximal elephant trunk graft placement and completion of thoracic or thoracoabdominal repair. The application of endovascular grafting to complete the proximal procedure avoids a thoracotomy and may improve the morbidity and… (More)
An automated geometric analysis procedure uses volumetric computerized tomography scan data to produce a fully defined analytical model of the patient's arterial geometry with minimal user interaction. This model can be a powerful tool for surgery planning and stent design in addition to providing a basis for computational simulations.
BACKGROUND Morbidity and mortality after conventional repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms remain high. Alternative techniques have been proposed and are the subject of this report. METHODS AND RESULTS Endovascular grafts that have a means of incorporating the visceral vessels into the aortic repair were divided into devices with fenestrations and those… (More)