ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Partial removal of endovascular stent grafts: technical considerations in three cases
Emrah Oğuz1, Hakan Posacıoğlu1, Mustafa Parıldar2, Anıl Apaydın1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Interventional Radiology, Medical Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6492
The endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm has become increasingly common during the past decade. However, the endoleak, a complication of endovascular repair, is also on the rise. Most of the endoleaks can be managed with endovascular techniques. In some cases, conversion to open surgery for total or partial removal of the stent-graft may be required. In this article, we report three patients who underwent partial removal of the stent-graft in the light of technical feasibility and possible complications of the procedure.
Keywords : Abdominal aortic aneurysm; endovascular repair; partial stent graft removal
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