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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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ENDOVASCULAR THERAPY OF PERIPHERAL ANEURYSMS: ELECTIVE AND URGENT TREATMENT
The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2015 August;56(4):567-77
Endovascular treatment of visceral artery aneurysms
Huang Y., Banga P., Reis De Souza L., Oderich G. S.
Gonda Vascular Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA
Visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) are a rare entity; however, aneurysm rupture can be a catastrophic complication, which may lead to a mortality rate up to 90%. With the advent of endovascular technology and rapid development of endovascular materials, tailored endovascular therapy including embolization and placement of stents or stent grafts according to clinical presentation, anatomy of the aneurysm, and downstream organ, has become a promising alternative to open surgery. This review article summarizes the current state-of-the-art on endovascular treatment of VAAs.