Preoperative embolization of collateral side branches: a valid means to reduce type II endoleaks after endovascular AAA repair.

@article{Bonvini2003PreoperativeEO,
  title={Preoperative embolization of collateral side branches: a valid means to reduce type II endoleaks after endovascular AAA repair.},
  author={Robert Francis Bonvini and Mario Alerci and Francesco Antonucci and Paolo Tutta and Rolf Wyttenbach and Marcel Bogen and Angelo Pelloni and Ludwig Karl von Segesser and Augusto F Gallino},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={227-32}
}
PURPOSE To report the results of preprocedural embolization of collateral branches arising from abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) scheduled for endovascular repair. METHODS Twenty-three consecutive AAA patients (all men; mean age 73 years, range 56-82) had coil embolization of patent lumbar and inferior mesenteric arteries (IMA) in a staged procedure prior… CONTINUE READING