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VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR PAPERS
Abad C., Maynar M. *, De Blas M. *, Ponce G., Plaza C. **
From the Departments of Cardio-Vascular Surgery Vascular Radiology* and Nephrology** University Hospital de Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
A 65-year-old man presented with an asymptomatic infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm of 6 cm in transverse diameter. Five years before he received a cadaveric renal transplant. The patient also had the following risk factors and associated diseases: arterial hypertension, coronary artery disease, previous myocardial infarction, coronary angioplasty and stent, ileal resection secondary to Chron disease, hepatopathy, hyperlipidemia and hepato-renal cystic disease. The ASA classification was III, IV. Considering previous abdominal operations and risk factors, we decided to repair the aneurysm with a minimal aggression. The aneurysm was successfully approached by an endovascular route implanting a 22×10 bifurcated aorto-iliac endovascular prosthesis. The patient died 13 months later after being diagnosed of enterocolitis by cytomegalovirus complicated with sepsis and lung infection. We consider this less invasive modality of treatment a valid and useful alternative in this high-risk group of patients.