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A Journal on Angiology

Official Journal of the International Union of Angiology, the International Union of Phlebology and the Central European Vascular Forum
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ISSN 0392-9590

Online ISSN 1827-1839


International Angiology 2016 October;35(5):504-9


Endovascular aneurysm repair with fascia suture technique: short and mid-term results

Ioannis BOUNTOURIS 1, Nikolaos MELAS 1, Georgios I. KARAOLANIS 1, Athanasios SIAFAKAS 1, Theodoros BAZINAS 2, Nikolaos KOURIS 3, Kostantinos LAGIOS 2, Sotirios GEORGOPOULOS 1, Theodossios PERDIKIDES 1

1 Department of Vascular Surgery Unit, 251 Hellenic Air Force Hospital, Athens, Greece; 2 Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, 251 Hellenic Air Force Hospital, Athens, Greece; 3 Department of Anesthesiology, 251 Hellenic Air Force Hospital, Athens Greece

BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (p-EVAR), has been widely spread based on the recent improvements in stent-graft technology and mainly in delivery system downsizing. Aim of this study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of fascia suture technique (FST) in p-EVAR during the short and mid-term follow-up (FU).
METHODS: Between April 2011 and July 2013, 64 consecutive patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm were enrolled in a prospective single center registry. Fifty-four patients were eligible for elective p-EVAR assisted by the fascia suture technique. Patients were prospectively followed with duplex scan 24 hours and 30 days postoperatively and with CTA annually thereafter. Femoral haematoma, pseudoaneurysm and limb ischaemia were the primary outcomes.
RESULTS: The study investigated 103 femoral arteries reconstructions using the FST. Intraoperatively, one patient was diagnosed with limb ischaemia treated with open repair. During the short-term, 4 (3.8%) pseudoaneurysms were diagnosed, treated with open (2) or endovascular (2) repair. During mid-term 43 patients (85 arteries, 82.6%) underwent CTA. Eighteen (17.4%) patients were lost at FU. At 12 months CTA two pseudoaneurysms (2.35%) were detected, treated with open repair.
CONCLUSIONS: The FST seems safe and effective for femoral reconstruction after p-EVAR. Complications are comparable to closure devices and to conventional repair.

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