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- Fenestrated endovascular repair (FEVAR) has been used to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The risk of renal function deterioration compared with infrarenal endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has not been determined.
- ECAR (Endovasculaire ou Chirurgie dans les Anévrysmes aorto-iliaques Rompus) is a prospective multicentre randomized controlled trial including consecutive patients with ruptured aorto-iliac aneurysms (rAIA) eligible for treatment by either endovascular (EVAR) or open surgical repair (OSR). Inclusion criteria were hemodynamic stability and computed tomography scan demonstrating aorto-iliac rupture.
- Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a devastating complication following endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair. In an attempt to reduce its incidence two peri-procedural changes were implemented by the authors in January 2010: (i) all large sheaths are withdrawn from the iliac arteries immediately after deploying the central device and before cannulation and branch extension to the visceral vessels; (ii) the peri-operative protocol has been modified in an attempt to optimize oxygen delivery to the sensitive cells of the cord (aggressive blood and platelet transfusion, median arterial pressure monitoring >85 mmHg, and systematic cerebrospinal fluid drainage).
- The aim of this study was to assess the results of hybrid techniques for the treatment of thoracic, thoracoabdominal, and abdominal aortic aneurysms based on multicenter results and the various series regarding hybrid procedures reported in the literature.