Alternative technique for endovascular treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with a severely angulated neck

Francis J. Caputo, Jeffrey Jim, Luis A. Sanchez

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Abstract

An 86-year-old female was incidentally discovered with an asymptomatic 5.3 cm infrarenal aortic aneurysm. Preoperative imaging demonstrated the aortic neck to have severe suprarenal and infrarenal angulation. The patient was deemed unfit for open aortic repair due to multiple medical comorbidities. Endovascular treatment was performed with a modified Zenith bifurcated graft using a Zenith TX2 endograft as a proximal aortic cuff. There were no perioperative complications, and postoperative imaging demonstrated aneurysm exclusion with no migration or major endoleaks. The patient died of unrelated causes at 21 months. The use of a thoracic endograft as a proximal cuff is an alternative technique in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms with a severely angulated neck.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • adjunct
  • aortic cuff
  • endovascular aneurysm repair
  • neck angulation
  • proximal neck
  • stent graft
  • thoracic endograft

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