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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2014 June;55(3):391-4
Treatment of a large postsurgical para-anastomotic aortic aneurysm using endovascular stent grafts. A case report with four-year follow-up
Maraglino C., Ricucci C., Briolini F., Ambrosi R., Terraneo F., Nespoli M., Aiazzi L.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Hospital of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
This case report describes the outcome of straight endograft placement for treating a large para-anastomotic aortic aneurysm (PAA). A 43-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department because of a vast PAA (8.7 cm in maximum transverse diameter). Since 1983, she has undergone multiple vascular operations for arterial occlusive disease. In 1990, an aortobifemoral bypass operation was performed. In this most recent intervention, we implanted three tube Excluder® endografts. The procedure was uneventful. Considering the size of the aneurysm sac, particular attention was paid to possible sequelae during the over 4-year follow-up period. No complications developed and the last computed tomography (CT) scan showed a remarkable decrease of 50 mm in aneurysm size. In conclusion, the use of straight endografts seems to be effective and lasting, even in large para-anastomotic aneurysmatic lesions.