Prevention of type II endoleak by laparoscopic inferior mesenteric artery ligation.

Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair by endovascular techniques have gained wide acceptance as a treatment option. A potential well-known complication of endovascular repair includes endoleak. Specifically, type II endoleak, which is described as retrograde flow into the aneurysm sac through collateral vessels, can occur in up to 30% of patients. Certain preoperative factors can predict which patients may develop type II endoleak. This article describes laparoscopic inferior mesenteric artery ligation prior to endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair as a viable treatment option in the prevention of type II endoleak.

DOI: 10.1177/1553350611432720

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@article{Brenes2013PreventionOT, title={Prevention of type II endoleak by laparoscopic inferior mesenteric artery ligation.}, author={Robert A Brenes and Lucian Panait and Hussain M A Abbas and Leonidas Tapias and Giuseppe Tripodi and Michael S Ajemian and Shady H Macaron}, journal={Surgical innovation}, year={2013}, volume={20 4}, pages={NP6-8} }