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Poll 01/08/2019 – 31/08/2019

The Type II Endoleak

Patient’s characteristics

 

Gender: Male

Age: 68 years old

Comorbidity: Arterial hypertension, active smoker

Underwent EVAR 2 years ago

Symptoms:  None

DUS/CT A: Aneurysm sac growth > 7mm compared to last CT scan with evidence of type II Endoleak (Inferior mesenteric artery)

Technical note

Zero Contrast EVAR Round Table

This is a round table discussion about CO2 during EVAR and complex EVAR in the framework of the annual meeting of Angiodroid in Bologna, Italy. In this round table discussion, 5 European experts present current evidence and their experience about the use of CO2 in the treatment of aortic diseases (s. chapters). Moreover, the panellists discuss all important benefits and drawbacks of the technique and present for the first time the study protocol of the prospective CO2 EVAR registry.

June 28, 2019 No Comments
Awareness

The power of surgical drawings

This presentation aims to highlight the usefulness of surgical drawing in practice. It sums up experiences, planning and real cases of the past 5 years of practice in vascular surgery. As I got tremendous positive feedback from patients, colleagues, GP’s, relatives and artists, I decided to share this experience with the vascular community.

June 13, 2019 1 Comment
Technical note

Open Conversion for Failed EVAR: Increasing Need and Different Strategies

Late open conversion after EVAR shows an increasing incidence and is mostly related to arterial degeneration and/or material fatigue. Dr. Michael Makaroun provides a unique overview of different techniques for the challenging open conversion for failed EVAR.

Recorded video case

Use of endoanchors for EVAR sealing in case of ruptured AAA

63 y.o. patient treated in the emergency setting for ruptured AAA
Endovascular repair planned despite proximal hostile anatomy and left iliac aneurysm with thrombus.
procedure details:
-bilateral percutaneous access
-bifurcated endurant endograft implant (left hypogastric embolization)
-partial left renal artery coverage @ control angio (intentional aggressive deployment)
-renal stenting
-type Ia endoleak after renal stenting, persistent after re-ballooning
-endoleak correction with endoanchors

December 2, 2018 No Comments
Recorded video case

Emergency triple chimney in a patient with giant symptomatic pararenal pseudoaneurysm and subsequent gutter embolization

We report a case of pararenal pseudoaneurysm endovascular correction with triple chimney technique and the following gutter embolization procedure

Key points:

-Previous fEVAR attempt (failed because of extremely tortuous accesses)
-Emergency procedure during the night
-Bilateral percutaneous femoral access
-Double axillary puncture on both sides
-Challenging endograft advancement on through and through guidewire
-Triple ChEVAR (SMA, RRA, LRA)
-Subsequent gutter embolization

November 18, 2018 3 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
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
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

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
Recorded video case

Treatment of a type Ia endoleak with chEVAR: steps and materials

In this case, a type Ia endoleak after migration of a Talent endograft was treated successfully by chimney endografting. This case shows all steps of the procedure and describes the required materials (catheters, balloon catheters, bridging stent-grafts etc). The big challenges, in this case, were the angulated neck, the renal artery stenoses and the stent struts at the origin of the renal arteries.

May 26, 2018 1 Comment