Use of abdominal chimney grafts is feasible and safe: short-term results.

  title={Use of abdominal chimney grafts is feasible and safe: short-term results.},
  author={Konstantinos P. Donas and Giovanni Federico Torsello and Martin Austermann and Arne Gerhard Schwindt and Nicola Troisi and Georgios Pitoulias},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  volume={17 5},
PURPOSE To present our initial experience with the use of chimney grafts in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with challenging anatomy. METHODS Among 390 EVAR cases performed at our institution between November 2008 and February 2010, 15 patients (all men; mean age 81.8 years) underwent EVAR with synchronous placement of chimney grafts. The chimney technique involved placing covered stents parallel to the main aortic stent-graft to preserve or rescue… CONTINUE READING
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