An 8-year experience with type II endoleaks: Natural history suggests selective intervention is a safe approach Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • We observed that type II endoleaks have a relatively benign course, and in the absence of sac expansion, can be followed for a prolonged course of time without the need for intervention. The rate of spontaneous seal continues to increase with time and, therefore, close follow-up of patients with type II endoleaks who show no signs of aneurysm expansion is a safe approach. For patients in whom the exact etiology of their endoleak is in question, dynamic imaging should be used to exclude the presence of a type I endoleak.

publication date

  • September 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2006.04.058

PubMed ID

  • 16950415

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 453

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 44

number

  • 3