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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

DOI

10.3906/sag-1102-1389

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term results of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms with the Endologix IntuiTrak Powerlink XL® (Endologix) stent graft and to share our clinical experiences in our center. Materials and methods: Endovascular stent graft treatment was applied in 16 cases with infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (13 men and 3 women; mean age: 70.2 years) in 2009 and 2010. Before treatment, all of the patients were examined with 128-slice computed tomography (CT) angiography for the assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The Endologix stent graft (bifurcated system) was used for all of the patients. Results: The aneurysms of the 16 patients were located at the infrarenal level. They were treated with aortobiiliac stent grafts. The technical success rate was 100%. No mortality, major complications, or need of urgent conversion to open surgery occurred in any of the patients. Only 1 patient died due to acute coronary syndrome in the early follow-up period and 1 patient was lost in the follow-up period. There were no aneurysm ruptures, graft migrations, or graft fractures in any of the patients. Conclusion: Endovascular treatment of infrarenal aortic aneurysms with the Endologix stent graft has a high degree of technical success and is a useful alternative to surgery.

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