Aortic endograft thrombosis after colorectal surgery in lithotomy position Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Thrombosis

abstract

  • Aortic endograft limb occlusion is a serious complication after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. We describe a yet unreported cause of endograft limb occlusion, the lithotomy position. Two patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and colorectal cancer underwent an initial endovascular repair followed by cancer resection in the lithotomy position. Aortic endograft limb occlusion occurred in both patients immediately after the cancer operation. Percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy was performed successfully in both patients. Pelvic surgery requiring the lithotomy position should be performed with caution in patients with aortic endografts, because it can result in endograft occlusion.

publication date

  • May 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2004.01.043

PubMed ID

  • 15111869

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1112

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 39

number

  • 5