Endovascular treatment of aneurysm means the avoiding general anesthesia, transperitoneal laparotomy, involving a relatively extensive dissection of the soft tissue, aortic clamping, as well as significant blood loss requiring transfusions and the associated risks.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a life threatening condition and once a decision has been made to operate, this should be carried out as expeditiously as possible. In patients scheduled for elective major vascular surgery, numerous factors contribute to delays, not least of which is the availability of high dependency and intensive care facilities.
If you’ve come here looking for information on aneurysm surgery, chances are you are probably aware of the term ‘Aneurysm‘. In case you haven’t, Aneurysm is a condition that involves bulging of a portion of a blood vessel in our body. For most people, aneurysm happens commonly in the aorta. The aorta is one of … Continue reading
Radiological imaging is used in pre-operative planning of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and for intra-operative guidance and control. In pre-operative planning, imaging is used to get a measure of the 3D anatomy for investigating eligibility of EVAR and for choosing or customizing stentgrafts. A common imaging modality for this purpose is CT angiography. CT has … Continue reading
Aortic aneurysm is most often asymptomatic until rupture, and coincidentally detected during examination for other diseases. Ultrasound has been recommended for detection of AAA in symptomatic patients and for asymptomatic patients in risk groups. A number of studies suggest that population screening reduces AAA mortality in subgroups with increased AAA susceptibility. Screening may still represent … Continue reading
Endovascular aortic repair is a new catheter-based, imaging guided procedure that has the potential to redefine the traditional approach to the treatment of AAA.
In contrast with atherosclerotic aortic aneurysms, the majority of patients with an intact inflammatory aneurysm are symptomatic.