A systematic review of open versus endovascular repair of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Paravastu2009ASR,
  title={A systematic review of open versus endovascular repair of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Sharath C. V. Paravastu and Jonathan Ghosh and David L. Murray and Finn G Farquharson and Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott and Michael G. Walker},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={291-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAAs) have traditionally been treated by open surgical repair (OSR). Over the last decade, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been increasingly employed. The optimal treatment option for IAAA remains unclear. This article aims to evaluate and compare outcomes of OSR and EVAR in IAAA repair. METHODS All publications in the English language relating to IAAA were sought electronically using OVID and MEDLINE (1972-2008). Studies… CONTINUE READING