Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery

  • Yves-Marie Dion
  • Thomas Joseph


Vascular surgeons have been attracted to the ideas of minimally invasive surgery and of the resulting benefits in terms of immediate survival and quality of life. This probably resulted in the initial popularity of extra-anatomical bypasses in the aorto-iliac occlusive disease [1] and the enthusiastic support for the endovascular interventions. Overall, extra-anatomic bypass for aorto-iliac occlusive disease rarely performs as well as aorto-bifemoral bypass and therefore is seldom recommended for claudication [2]. On the other hand, despite their usefulness, endovascular interventions cannot be offered to treat all vascular lesions. One cannot put aside the proven value of laparoscopy extensively studied by general surgeons who made it the procedure of choice for treatment of most intra-abdominal and intrathoracic diseases. Vascular surgeons, having to deal with lower extremity disease, who did not have much exposure to general laparoscopic surgery found the advancements of endovascular technology more appealing.


Laparoscopic aortic surgery aorto-iliac disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves-Marie Dion
    • 1
  • Thomas Joseph
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHôpital St-François d’Assise and Lavel UniversityQuebec CityCanada
  2. 2.Department of General and Vascular SurgeryNorth Cumbria University Hospitals, Cumberland InfirmaryCarlisleUK

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