Immediate and late explantation of endovascular aortic grafts: The Endovascular Technologies experience Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation

abstract

  • Immediate and late explantation are infrequent events, occurring in 3% and 4%, respectively, of attempted EVT endovascular aortic stent placements. The mortality rate was higher for both immediate (11%; P <.05) and late (7%; NS) explantation when compared with the mortality rate of all patients undergoing EVT aortic endograft placement (1.5%). There does not appear to be increased long-term morbidity among patients undergoing successful explantation. Early recognition of the need to convert to open procedure, device improvement, and increased operator experience should continue to minimize the incidence of immediate and late explantation and their associated complications.

publication date

  • January 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0741-5214(99)70383-6

PubMed ID

  • 9950988

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 309

end page

  • 16

volume

  • 29

number

  • 2