Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2020 , Vol 29 , Issue 3
A multi-center study for instructions for use-compatible elective endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair via Lifetech Ankura™ abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft
Naim Boran Tümer1, Eyüp Serhat Çalık2, Alper Sami Kunt3, Murat Kurtoğlu4, Bekir Bogaçhan Akkaya1, , Mehmet Karahan1, Ertekin Utku Ünal1, Hakkı Zafer İşcan1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk University Medical Faculty, Erzurum, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Güven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2020.763 Objectives: In this study, we present our early and postoperative first-year results of instructions for use-compatible elective endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair via the Lifetech Ankura™ abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent graft and evaluate the efficacy, conformability, and durability of the endograft.

Patients and methods: Between January 2018 and December 2019, a total of 100 consecutive patients (95 males, 5 females; mean age 71.5±9.3 years; range, 56 to 92 years) with an elective infrarenal AAA treated using the Lifetech Ankura™ stent graft in four centers were retrospectively analyzed. All the patients were compatible with the instructions for use. All the patients underwent angiography, first-month computed tomography, and postoperative one-year follow-up.

Results: There was no early mortality or conversion to open surgery. Technical success was 100%. The mean procedural time was 126 min including anesthesia, and the mean fluoroscopy time was 12.4±2.96 min (range 10.3-14.5). The type of anesthesia was general anesthesia in 90% patients. The mean amount of the opaque material used was 45.0±9.8 mL. The mean length of stay in the intensive care unit and hospital was 2.3±0.9 and 3.2±1.9 days, respectively. There were two type Ib endoleaks for native iliac artery dilatation and five type 2 endoleaks with no sac enlargement in the first postoperative year.

Conclusion: For the instructions for use- compatible patients, the Lifetech Ankura™ AAA stent graft yields successful results, and also is effective for the early period and durable for the first postoperative year. Keywords : Endograft, elective infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms, instructions for use

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