OBJECTIVES: The efficacy and safety of endovascular aneurysm repair is disputable in aneurysms with a short, angulated, wide, conical, or thrombus-lined neck making a reliable seal difficult to achieve. The influence of a challenging neck on early results using the Endurant stent-graft system in high risk patients was investigated. MATHERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study conducted on a prospectively compiled database of 72 elective patients with challenging neck treated with the Endurant system (Endurant Stent Graft, Medtronic AVE, Santa Rosa, CA, USA). These patients were compared to a control group (n = 65) without significant neck problems. Endpoints were early technical and clinical success, deployment accuracy and differences in operative details at one month follow-up. Data are reported as mean and standard deviation or as absolute frequency and percentage (%). Normality distribution and homogeneity of variances were tested by Shapiro-Wilks and Levene tests, respectively. Inter-group comparisons for each variable were made by t-test or χ2-test or Fisher exact test. A p < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: Mean age was 76.12 years; 76.6% were males. Risk factors and pre-operative variables did not differ significantly between the two groups. Mean neck length was 10.56 mm in patients with challenging anatomies and 22.85 mm in controls. Patients with a challenging neck differed significantly (p < 0.001) from controls in terms of mean infrarenal (37.67° vs. 20.12°) and suprarenal angle (19.63° vs. 15.57°); 82% of patients with a challenging neck were ASA III/IV (vs. 86%). Technical success was 100%, with four unplanned proximal extension in challenging group. No type I endoleaks or aneurysm-related deaths occurred in either group; major complications were 1.54% vs. 1.39% (p = 0.942). Operative details were similar in both groups. CONCLUSION: Treatment with the Endurant stent-graft is technically feasible and safe, yielding satisfactory results even in challenging anatomies. Medium- and long-term data are needed to verify durability, but early results are promising.
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|Titolo:||AAA with a Challenging Neck: Early Outcomes Using the Endurant Stent-Graft System.|
|Citazione:||Setacci, F., Sirignano, P., DE DONATO, G., Chisci, E., Iacoponi, F., Galzerano, G., et al. (2012). AAA with a Challenging Neck: Early Outcomes Using the Endurant Stent-Graft System. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY, 44, 274-279.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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