Open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: the Cleveland Clinic experience from 1989 to 1998.

@article{Hertzer2002OpenIA,
  title={Open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: the Cleveland Clinic experience from 1989 to 1998.},
  author={Norman R Hertzer and Edward J. Mascha and Mathew T Karafa and Patrick J O'hara and Leonard P Krajewski and Edwin G Beven},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1145-54}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and durability of traditional surgical treatment for asymptomatic infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in a large series of patients who underwent open operations during the decade preceding the commercial availability of stent graft devices for endovascular AAA repair. METHODS From 1989 to 1998, 1135 consecutive patients (985 men [87%], 150 women; mean age, 70 +/- 7 years) underwent elective graft replacement of infrarenal… CONTINUE READING

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