ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Endoleaks after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair: definition and treatment
Mustafa Parıldar1, Hakan Posacıoğlu2
1Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
2Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.08Suppl2
Endoleak is a common phenomenon after endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal or descending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Some types of endoleaks are totally innocuous that they have the potential of spontaneous recovery and therefore do not require intervention. However, some endoleaks might cause aortic rupture. Type 1 and type 3 endoleaks are technical failures of endovascular treatment that should be treated immediately first by endovascular means. Type 2, 4 and 5 endoleaks can be monitored for aneurysm growth with appropriate imaging techniques. Five different type of previously defined endoleaks will be reviewed and their appropriate treatment methodologies will be discussed in this manuscript.
Keywords : Aortic aneurysm, abdominal/radiography; complications; reoperation
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