Commentary on 'Impact of Shaggy Aorta in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Following Open or Endovascular Aneurysm Repair'.


In the analysis of Kwon et al., 11% of a cohort of 447 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms had shaggy aorta. Increased 30 day morbidity and mortality and poor long-term survival was found in this group, mainly owing to embolization. Shaggy aorta was defined as a diffuse, irregularly shaped atherosclerotic change involving > 75% of the length of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2016.09.003