Korean J Radiol.  2019 Aug;20(8):1247-1265. 10.3348/kjr.2018.0927.

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Comprehensive Review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. apleseed@chonnam.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea.

Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can be defined as an abnormal, progressive dilatation of the abdominal aorta, carrying a substantial risk for fatal aneurysmal rupture. Endovascular aneurysmal repair (EVAR) for AAA is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure that involves the placement of a bifurcated or tubular stent-graft over the AAA to exclude the aneurysm from arterial circulation. In contrast to open surgical repair, EVAR only requires a stab incision, shorter procedure time, and early recovery. Although EVAR seems to be an attractive solution with many advantages for AAA repair, there are detailed requirements and many important aspects should be understood before the procedure. In this comprehensive review, fundamental information regarding AAA and EVAR is presented.

Keyword

Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Endovascular aneurysmal repair; Stent-graft

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm*
Aorta, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal*
Dilatation
Endovascular Procedures
Rupture
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