Regression of an abdominal aortic aneurysm after endograft exclusion.
We describe the regression of a 6.5 cm diameter abdominal aortic aneurysm in a 71-year-old patient within 1 year of aortic endograft placement. The aneurysm decreased in size to 4 cm at 3 months and was 3.3 cm at 8 months on duplex examination. By 1 year a spiral computed tomographic study confirmed complete regression of the aneurysm, with mild shortening and angulation of the unsupported body of the aortoiliac endoluminal prosthesis. The case demonstrates a potential of endograft treatment of aortic aneurysms and decribes the changes in prosthesis configuration and position that occurred after implantation.
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White, R. A., Donayre, C. E., Walot, I., Kopchok, G. E., Wilson, E. P., & deVirgilio, C. (1997). Regression of an abdominal aortic aneurysm after endograft exclusion. Journal of vascular surgery, 26(1), 133–137. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0741-5214(97)70157-5
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery