ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
New horizons in the endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms
Füruzan Numan1, Fatih Gülşen1, Harun Arbatlı2, Murat Cantaşdemir1, Serdar Solak1
1İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2Maltepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.05Suppl2

Abstract

During last two decades, endovascular techniques have become a popular method in the treatment of aortic aneurysms. One of important factors in endovascular aneurysm repair is the technological and technical improvements in the devices used. Problems that are associated with the stent-grafts, such as the conversion of the patient to open repair and/or the endoleaks that can even result in rupture of the aneurysm, still remains as an issue that should be considered. This article attempts to reveal these problems and innovative ideas which may contribute to the solution of these problems.
Keywords : Aorta, abdominal/surgery; aortic aneurysm/therapy; stent
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