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Recorded video case

Step by step bilateral common iliac aneurysm endovascular repair with Gore IBE (iliac branched endograft) and C3 device.

Bilateral common iliac aneurysm endovascular repair with an iliac branched device in a 63 years old patient. This video demonstrates the procedural steps and the CT scan at 3 years of surveillance.
Notice: Intentional cross-leg because of short lowest renal to hypogastric distance.

November 14, 2018 No Comments
Recorded video case

Use of the TREO stent-graft for the treatment of AAA

Dr. Bisdas (Vascular Surgeon, Athens, Greece) performs a live implantation of the new TREO stent-graft (Terumo Aortic) for the treatment of an infrarenal AAA. In this video, you will see all the new features of the device and important intraprocedural steps for a successful EVAR. Furthermore, the panelists will discuss the need for a new EVAR endograft and they express their opinion about the TREO stent-graft. In the end, the operator answers questions about the aim and scope of Vascupedia.

October 22, 2018 No Comments
Technical note

Removing stent grafts and implications for putting them in

"Who will do my aortic surgery when my time comes" was a common refrain among my mentors, only half jokingly. Now, the question has gained a sharpness. I think the tide will turn and the kids will do fine, but we all have to do a bit of reclamation, or open surgery will become the habit of strange eccentric artisans. I recommend calling up the retired surgeon and inviting them in for conferences and cases. Reprint masterwork atlases like Wiley's. Connect with likeminded. Before it's too late.

September 30, 2018 1 Comment
Review of the literature

A brief history of surgical repair of the abdominal aortic aneurysm

Since India’s Sushruta (800-600 BC) first reported that "aneurysms can be cured only with the greatest difficulty", the majority of surgeons shared a fear of aortic surgery till the first half of the 20th century. The surgical treatment of AAA became available only in the second half of the 20th century. This presentation summarizes the most important historical milestones in AAA surgery.

September 29, 2018 No Comments
Case report

Periscope and Chimney-EVAR for a ruptured AAA following infrarenal EVAR

Despite the latest advances in both endovascular field and open repair, a ruptured AAA still remains one of the most challenging situations in vascular medicine. This case shows the use of chimney and periscope grafts for the treatment of a Type Ia Endoleak in patient presenting with a ruptured AAA.

September 19, 2018 No Comments
Technical note

Principles of EVAR planning and sizing – Chapter 2: Sizing & Oversizing

This is the second chapter of the EVAR tutorial about planning and sizing of the endovascular AAA repair. Following topics are included:
- How to measure exactly the right diameter of our proximal landing zone?
- How to oversize in angulated necks?
- Which ancillary products should be available in challenging cases?
- How to select the length and diameter of the iliac limbs?
- Specific scenarios

July 4, 2018 5 Comments
Review of the literature

Gutters after Chimney EVAR: How „PERICLES and PROTAGORAS“ can protect ACHILLES heel?

One of the main topics at each meeting is the discussion about the importance and clinical relevance of gutter-related endoleaks after ch-EVAR. Herein, we present you an overview of the most important causative mechanisms for the development of persistent gutters and tips to treat and minimize the risk of appearance.

July 1, 2018 3 Comments
Review of the literature

Hemodynamic and mechanical interpretation of the clinical performance of abdominal aortic endografts: principles and considerations

What are the factors predisposing to migration of endografts after EVAR? How are the stresses, pressure and forces distributed postiperatively? Can the geometric parameters predict future adverse effects? How are mechanical, hemodynamic and geometrical changes interconnected postinterventionally? This presentation introduces some basic hemodynamic pronciples and terminology as a means to comprehend the phenomena taking place after endograft implantation.

June 19, 2018 2 Comments
Recorded video case

Endovascular treatment of bilateral hypogastric artery aneurysms

This is a recorded case of bilateral hypogastric artery aneurysm treated by coil embolization on the one side and an iliac-side branch device on the other side. In this video, you will learn about access vessels, decision making, how to embolize the aneurysm of the hypogastric artery, how to implant the iliac-side branch device as well as further relevant technical aspects and features of the device.

June 18, 2018 No Comments
Review of the literature

Diagnostic algorithms for endoleaks

This is a current overview of the evidence and techniques regarding the time and type of endoleak treatment as well as information about postoperative anticoagulation. Moreover, we provide our institution's algorithm about the surveillance protocol of endoleaks after EVAR procedures.

June 7, 2018 4 Comments
Recorded video case

Principles of EVAR planning and sizing – Chapter 1: Drawing & Measurements

This short tutorial is the first chapter of an online workshop about the principles of EVAR planning. Herein, you will find all important steps for a successful preparation of your EVAR procedure. What about drawing? What should I draw? What are the anatomic issues need to be addressed and considered? and much more information.

June 6, 2018 6 Comments
Recorded video case

Two technical tips for severely angulated infrarenal necks during EVAR

This is a short video with two technical tips for the treatment of severely angulated necks with standard EVAR (Endurant, Medtronic) if an open surgical repair is not indicated. The first tip starts with the release of the top cap before the opening of the contralateral gate and the second tip is a solution to pull safely back the top cap if you have a conflict with the suprarenal stent. However, do not forget that this is an outside the IFU implantation of the device.

June 2, 2018 7 Comments
Recorded video case

Onyx embolisation of a type 2 endoleak after EVAR

This is a recorded case presenting all important steps of type 2 endoleak embolization with Onyx (Medtronic). The source of the endoleak was the inferior mesenteric artery, which was reached as usually from the SMA to the middle colic artery (mostly on the right side of the SMA in AP projection) and the Riolan anastomosis.

May 30, 2018 1 Comment
Review of the literature

Iliac-side branch devices: What does the data teach us?

This is an overview of the literature about the revascularization of the hypogastric artery (HA) in patients with aortoiliac aortic aneurysms. Should we preserve the HA? If yes, how? If not, which is the best method to avoid complications? Which are the current IBD devices?

May 30, 2018 No Comments

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