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"The chimney graft"-a simple technique for endovascular repair of complex juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms in no-option patients
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
  • Suhail Allaqaband, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers, Aurora Health Care
  • M. Fuad Jan, Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Health Care
  • Tanvir Bajwa, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers, Aurora Health Care
Aurora Affiliations
Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/St. Luke’s Medical Centers
Publication Date
6-1-2010
Abstract

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has developed as a less invasive alternative to open surgery for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, patients with very short infrarenal necks require complex surgical open repair, which is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. The risk of complex open repair may be prohibitive in high-risk patients. Thus, modifying the technique of EVAR may be required in such patients to successfully exclude aneurysms. An alternative that can be used in these patients is the so-called "chimney graft" technique. We report two cases where the chimney graft technique was used with good immediate results.

Document Type
Article
PubMed ID
20146323
DOI
10.1002/ccd.22390
Citation Information
Allaqaband S, Jan MF, Bajwa T. "The chimney graft"-a simple technique for endovascular repair of complex juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms in no-option patients. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Jun 1;75(7):1111-5.