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A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X


The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2012 October;53(5):617-23



Abdominal aortic aneurysms with short proximal neck: comparison between standard endograft and open repair

Freyrie A., Gargiulo M., Gallitto E., Faggioli G. L., Testi G., Giovanetti F., Stella A.

Vascular Surgery, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy

Aim. Comparing the results of the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with infra-renal neck length ≤1 cm with open repair (OR) and with endovascular treatment (EVAR) with standard endograft.
Methods. Patients treated from January 2005 to December 2009 for infra-renal AAA with neck length ≤1cm, were prospectively included. The choice of treatment was made up on anatomical and clinical criteria. Cases treated with OR (G1) and EVAR (G2) were compared. Primary end-points were: peri-operative mortality/morbidity and re-interventions, renal function worsening at discharge, mortality and re-interventions during follow-up. Secondary end points were: procedure time, need and time of intensive unit care (IUC) hospitalization, need for blood transfusions and hospital days. The comparison between groups was estimated by the Long-rank test.
Results. Eighty-two patients were treated (76 males and 6 females); the mean age was 71.4 years (range 56-86) and the mean AAA diameter was 6.2 cm. Forty-four patients were enrolled in G1 and 38 in G2. The two groups were clinically homogeneous, except for: age (G1Conclusion. These results show that EVAR with standard endograft is an effective and reliable option in AAA with neck length ≤1 cm in short and mid-term follow-up. Long-term follow-up results are needed.

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