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Understanding Endovascular Aortic Surgery: Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysmal Disease

  • Richard C. Hsu
  • Marc Schermerhorn
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Abstract

In 1991, when Parodi first published his experience with placement of a balloon-expandable endograft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients deemed unsuitable for open surgery, 1 interest grew in the field of endovascular approaches to the treatment of aortic aneurysms. Since that initial report, tremendous advancements have made this methodology commonplace, and more importantly, widely accepted as a viable alternative to the traditional open repair. Furthermore, refinements in the newer devices have expanded the inclusion criteria for patients previously thought to be unsuitable for endovascular repair, greatly increasing its versatility and applicability.

Keywords

Aortic Aneurysm Iliac Artery Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair Left Subclavian Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA

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