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Joseph Touma, Hicham Kobeiter, Marek Majewski, Vania Tacher, Pascal Desgranges
The present report describes the management of massive proximal type 1 endoleak with an enlarged symptomatic aneurysmal sac. Urgent treatment was performed using in situ laser fenestration of an aortic proximal extension facing renovisceral ostia. Image fusion was obtained intraoperatively. For each target vessel (superior mesenteric and two renal arteries), an Aptus HeliFX steerable sheath (Medtronic) inserted through femoral access was curved to face the vessel's ostium marker. A laser catheter (Spectranetics) was used to traverse the stent-graft and insert a 0...
March 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Wouter Hogendoorn, Felix J V Schlösser, John E Aruny, Jeffrey E Indes, Bauer E Sumpio, Bart E Muhs
We report the use of Aptus HeliFX EndoAnchors for endovascular treatment of a proximal type I endoleak after previous endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. An 81-year-old man had been treated with EVAR after a ruptured 12 × 11 cm abdominal aortic aneurysm. Standard computed tomographic angiography follow-up demonstrated a proximal type I endoleak. Because of the highly angulated neck and close position of the endograft to the renal arteries, placement of a proximal extension cuff was prohibited; therefore, the endoleak was treated with an alternative approach using the Aptus HeliFX EndoAnchors...
April 2014: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Theodosios Perdikides, Nikolaos Melas, Konstantinos Lagios, Athanasios Saratzis, Athanasios Siafakas, Ioannis Bountouris, Nikolaos Kouris, Murat Avci, Danyel A F Van den Heuvel, Jean-Paul P M de Vries
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and early results of endoanchoring (endostapling) using a new commercially available device as an adjunctive procedure during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with an unfavorable proximal neck. METHODS: Between June 2010 and May 2012, 13 consecutive patients (all men; median age 73 years, range 62-82) were prospectively enrolled in a 2-center registry to follow outcomes of adjunctive primary endoanchoring (Aptus HeliFX Aortic Securement System) of the proximal endograft to enhance proximal graft fixation and sealing during EVAR...
December 2012: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
David H Deaton
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) transformed the therapy for aortic aneurysms and introduced an era of widespread use for endovascular procedures in a variety of vascular beds. Although dramatic improvements in acute outcomes drove the early enthusiasm for EVAR, a realization that the long-term integrity of the endoprostheses used for EVAR were sometimes inferior to the results obtained with open surgical reconstruction dampened enthusiasm for their use in low-risk and younger patients who mandated long-term follow-up...
December 2012: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
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