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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics and anatomical data of both groups

From: Straight aortic endograft in abdominal aortic disease

  Single tube (n = 28) Trombone Technique (n = 25) P
Male Sex 25 (89.3%) 22 (88%) .13
Mean age, years (Range) 71.2 (67–84) 73.4 (58–82) .42
Aetiology    
Atherosclerosis/Degeneration 21 (75%) 19 (76%) .48
IMH 1 (3.6%) 1 (4%) .16
PAU 3 (10.7%) 1 (4%) .06
PSA 3 (10.7%) 4 (16%) .07
Comorbidities    
Diabetes 13 (46.4%) 6 (24%) .32
Coronary Artery Disease 9 (32.1%) 7 (28%) .19
Previous stroke/TIA 0 (0%) 1 (4%) .21
Hypertension 18 (64.3%) 10 (40%) .12
Hypercholesterolemia 6 (21.4%) 4 (16%) .45
Obesity 2 (7.1%) 1 (4%) .21
COPD 5 (17.8%) 3 (12%) .32
Neoplasm 4 (14.3%) 0 (0%) .05
Current or previous smoke 18 (64.3%) 12 (48%) .22
Anatomical data (Mean ± SD), mm    
Proximal aortic neck diameter 25 ± 1.8 24 ± 1.2 .15
Proximal aortic neck lenght 20 ± 5 21 ± 1.2 .21
Distal aortic neck diameter 22 ± 0.2 18 ± 0.7 .34
Distal aortic neck lenght 24 ± 1.2 10 ± 2 .07
Angulation of proximal aortic neck (degrees) 30° ± 7.5° 35° ± 12° .09
Sac diameter (range) 5.2 (5.0-8.4) 5.1 (4.6-6.2) .12
Aortic length 84 (60–120) 89 (75–114) .08
  1. * IMH = Intra Mural Hematoma.
  2. PAU = Parietal Aortic Ulcer.
  3. PSA = Pseudoaneurysm.
  4. TIA = Transient Ischaemic Attack.
  5. COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.