Treatment options for delayed AAA rupture following endovascular repair.

@article{Mehta2011TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment options for delayed AAA rupture following endovascular repair.},
  author={Manish Mehta and Philip S. K. Paty and Sean Peter Roddy and John B. Taggert and Yaron Sternbach and Paul B. Kreienberg and Benjamin B. Chang and R. Clement Darling},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          14-20
        }
}
PURPOSE Delayed abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is a well recognized complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). We wanted to evaluate the frequency, etiology, and outcomes of delayed AAA rupture following EVAR, and identify treatment options that facilitate improved survival. METHODS From 2002 to 2009, 1768 patients underwent elective and emergent EVAR. At a mean follow-up of 29 months, 27 (1.5%) patients presented with delayed AAA rupture and required repair by either open… CONTINUE READING
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