Endovascular aneurysm repair utilizing the AneuRx and Talent stent grafts

Frank R Arko, Erin H Murphy
Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy 2008, 20 (2): 120-8; discussion 129-35
Favorable clinical results combined with increased patient demand for minimally invasive surgery have resulted in an increased application of endovascular aneurysm repair, and this treatment modality is now being extended to younger, healthier patients. While it seems that endovascular aneurysm repair is becoming a desirable option for many patients, it is essential to realize that the feasibility of the procedure may be limited at times by patient anatomy and technical difficulties. Specific anatomical difficulties can be imposed by difficult access, short, tortuous and calcified aortic and iliac landing zones, and the presence of coincident complex iliac aneurysms. This manuscript will discuss the use of 2 approved devices from a single manufacturer (Medtronic, Santa Rosa, Calif) and their clinical results in the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. We will discuss technical maneuvers and considerations when encountering difficult anatomical situations and how to avoid long-term complications.

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