Treatment of type II endoleaks with a novel polyurethane thrombogenic foam: Induction of endoleak thrombosis and elimination of intra-aneurysmal pressure in the canine model
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms is dependent on the successful exclusion of the aneurysm from arterial circulation. Type II endoleaks originate from retrograde flow into the aneurysm sac. This study demonstrates the use of polyurethane foam to induce thrombosis in a canine model of a type II endoleak, thereby reducing intra-aneurysmal pressure to levels similar to levels in animals without endoleaks. This approach may be a strategy for future treatment of type II endoleaks.