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ITALIAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Vascolare ed Endovascolare
AAA: A CLOSER LOOK
Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2012 December;19(4):191-7
Current understanding of the significance and treatment of type II endoleaks
Lee K., Forbes T. L.
Division of Vascular Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre and Western University, London, ON, Canada
Endovascular repair (EVAR) has become a well accepted and less invasive therapy, compared to open repair, for abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, the introduction of this treatment has also resulted in a new set of complications, namely endoleaks. Type II endoleaks have been specifically quite controversial regarding their importance and management and there remain many unanswered questions. Uncertainty continues around what is the best mode of imaging, when is treatment necessary and what is the best form of treatment? The following review explores the current understanding of these issues surrounding type II endoleaks following EVAR for abdominal aortic aneurysms.