Midterm results of a modified technique for implanting tube grafts during endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

@article{Saratzis2008MidtermRO,
  title={Midterm results of a modified technique for implanting tube grafts during endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.},
  author={Nikolaos A. Saratzis and Nikolaos Melas and Athanasios Saratzis and Sotirios Tsakiliotis and John Lazarides and Kyriakos Ktenidis and Dimitrios Kiskinis},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={433-40}
}
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze the efficacy and midterm results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a tubular stent-graft using 2 different implantation techniques. METHODS Between November 2004 and September 2007, 53 patients (49 men; mean age 68.5+/-8.6 years, range 40-80) were treated with the EndoFit tube stent-graft. The majority (45, 85%) were treated using the trombone technique, in which 2 tubular aortoaortic endografts were deployed with 4 to 8 cm of overlap. This… CONTINUE READING