Intraoperative proximal endoleaks during AAA stent-graft repair: evaluation of risk factors and treatment with Palmaz stents.

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PURPOSE To study factors that might contribute to intraoperative proximal type I endoleak and to evaluate the placement of giant Palmaz stents as a therapeutic option. METHODS Thirty-three patients (30 men; median age 72 years, range 50-85) with abdominal aortic aneurysms underwent implantation of fully supported Gianturco Z-stent-based endografts (12… (More)

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