Devices for aortic aneurysm repair

J. May*, G. H. White, J. P. Harris

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    Although the technical success and short-term efficacy of endovascular grafts have now been demonstrated, the long-term durability of grafts used in the aorta remains to be proven. No long-term data are yet available regarding device durability or patient outcome beyond the initial few years. Recent evidence shows that the ability of endovascular grafts to cause shrinkage and regression of aortic aneurysms may have a paradoxic effect of distorting the endograft itself, thus causing geometric changes within the supporting metallic framework and, ultimately, device failure (Fig. 9). Thus, the desired positive effect of the device may, ironically, lead to its eventual failure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)507-527
    Number of pages21
    JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
    Volume79
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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