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Pre and postoperative value of contrast computerized tomography scan for patients with abdominal aorta aneurysm treated with endovascular repair study

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201510 (Suppl 1) :A231

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  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair
  • Saccular Aneurysm


One of the most important advantages of endovascular treatment is decreased systemic complication rates, especially complications in perioperative period, against conventional surgery.


We included 203 abdominal aortic aneurysm patients treated with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) between dates 2006 and 2013.


All of the patients had high risk for conventional surgery. Mean age was 69.17 ± 8.83 (between 38-89). Sixteen of these patients were female (7,9%) and 187 of them were male (92,1%). Twelve patients underwent emergency surgery for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Any additional pathology that may interfere conventional surgery and increase the operative risk was investigated and effected patient selection.


Treatments of all patients were planned by using contrast computerized tomography. Inclusion criteria were; asymptomatic patients with abdominal aorta diameter on CT equal to or larger than 5,5 cm, symptomatic patients with abdominal aorta diameter on CT smaller larger than 5,5 cm, patients with saccular aneurysm and ruptured abdominal aorta aneurysm.


Ultrasonography is safely used in first diagnosis, follow-up and postoperative controls. Preoperative evaluation, imaging of abnormalities, identifying ruptures and localization of aneurysm may be performed on contrast CT. Due to different complication after EVAR, yearly radiologic follow-ups by computerized tomography, ultrasonography and direct x-rays are essential.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Katip Celebi University Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey


© Yazman et al. 2015

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