Intrasac flow velocities predict sealing of type II endoleaks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

@article{Arko2003IntrasacFV,
  title={Intrasac flow velocities predict sealing of type II endoleaks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.},
  author={Frank R. Arko and Konstantinos Filis and Scott A Siedel and Bonnie Johnson and Angelia R Drake and Thomas J. Fogarty and Christopher K. Zarins},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={8-15}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether intrasac spectral Doppler flow velocities can predict whether or not a type II endoleak will spontaneously seal and to relate intrasac flow to preoperative branch vessel anatomy. METHODS Between October 1996 and June 2002, 265 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms underwent endovascular repair. Patients with less than 24 months of follow-up and type I endoleaks were excluded. Type II endoleaks were confirmed with duplex scan and… CONTINUE READING