Comparison of minimal incision aortic surgery with endovascular aortic repair.

@article{Turnipseed2003ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of minimal incision aortic surgery with endovascular aortic repair.},
  author={William D. Turnipseed and Girma Tefera and Sandra C Carr},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={186 3},
  pages={287-91}
}
BACKGROUND Enthusiasm for endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has been tempered by midterm outcomes that raise valid concern about long-term durability. METHODS This article compares outcome data from a prospective nonrandomized comparison of a less-invasive open surgical repair technique-minimal incision aortic surgery (MIAS)-and EVAR. RESULTS MIAS and EVAR had comparable intensive care unit stays (1 day or less), quick return to general dietary feeding (2 days), and comparable hospital… CONTINUE READING

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