The Current State of Fenestrated and Branched Devices for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) provides an attractive alternative to traditional open techniques. Endovascular repair is frequently limited by aortic aneurysm neck angulation, the absence of an adequate infrarenal neck, and the need for internal iliac preservation. Several devices have been created to incorporate visceral artery segments as well as preserve the internal iliac artery, thus broadening the patient population suited for endovascular repair. This article will provide a review of the current literature regarding fenestrated devices, branch devices, off-the-shelf devices, and physician-modified devices. It will also highlight the iliac branch stent grafts currently on trial for internal iliac artery preservation. Data thus far have suggested that these devices will be both a safe and effective option for anatomically challenging abdominal aortic aneurysms.
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Graves, H. L., & Jackson, B. M. (2015). The Current State of Fenestrated and Branched Devices for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Seminars in interventional radiology, 32(3), 304–310. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1558707
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division