ENDOANCHOR IMPLANTATION FOR TREATMENT OF ENDOLEAK
The authors describe a clinical case of correction of a type 1A endoleak after EVAR using endo-anchors. An 85-year old female was referred due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The patient´s previous medical history included hypertension, dyslipidemia, renal insufficiency and multiple abdominal surgeries (appendicectomy, classic cholecystectomy and hysterectomy). The aneurysm had 7.5 cm diameter with an angulated short 14 mm neck extension. She underwent an uneventful EVAR with placement of a Medtronic® Endurant II stentgraft. One month after the procedure the abdominal computed tomographic angiography (CTA) revealed a type 1A endoleak. Correction of endoleak consisted of left renal artery stenting (the lowest one), placement of a proximal aortic cuff and 9 endo-anchors (APTUS® System) with satisfactory end result. The control CTA after re-intervention showed patency of the renal arteries and the stentgraft, aneurysm exclusion and absence of endoleaks.
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