ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The incidence of deep venous thrombosis after endovascular stent-graft treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms
Özalp Karabay1, Nuri Karabay2, Aytaç Gülcü2, Yusuf Kuserli1, Kemal Karaarslan1, Erdem Silistreli1, Cenk Erdal1, Yiğit Göktay2
1Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
2Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.013
Background: In this study, we aimed to establish the incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after endovascular stent-graft (EVSG) treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

Methods: Between January 2005 - April 2011, 114 patients (109 males; 5 females; mean age 69.6 years; range 43 to 92 years) who underwent EVSG treatment of AAA in our clinic were prospectively evaluated. Patients were monitored for the development of DVT on day 13 and at three months through color Doppler ultrasonography and physical examination.

Results: Two patients (1.75%) developed DVT after EVSG treatment.

Conclusion: Although patients who undergo surgical treatment of AAA are at high-risk for the development of DVT, the incidence of DVT associated with EVSG treatment is found to be low.

Keywords : Abdominal aortic aneurysms; deep venous thrombosis; endovascular treatment
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