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

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 , Vol 23 , Issue 1
Our Preliminary Experience and Short Term Results in Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Lesions
1Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi AD, Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Hatay, Türkiye
2Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, Antakya Devlet Hastanesi, Hatay
3Radyoloji AD, Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Hatay, Türkiye
4Aile Hekimliği AD, Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Hatay, Türkiye
5Kalp ve Camar Cerrahisi AD, İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, İstanbul
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2014-39338 Objective: In this study, we aimed to present our preliminary experience and 6 month fol- low up results in patients who underwent endovacular aorta repair for thoracic and abdominal aortic pathologies. Material and Methods: Fourteen patients who underwent endovascular aorta repair (13 men, 1 woman; mean age 68.43±9.89 years) between January 2012- April 2013 were analyzed retro- spectively. Nine of patients had endovascular abdominal aorta repair, 5 of them had endovascular tho- racic aorta repair. All patients had computerized tomography with contrast in the first and sixth months. Results: One of the patients had diabetes mellitus, 5 had hypertension, 2 had aorta coronary bypass graft operation, 2 had chronic obstructive lung disease, 2 had malignancy, 1 had abdominal sur- gery, 2 had chronic renal insufficiency and 4 patients were smokers. The success of intervention was 100%.There were no major complications or need for an open surgery. None of the patients died due to graft infection or aneurysm rupture. Conclusion: Endovascular aortic repair is one of the preferred procedures in high risk cases (advanced age, comorbidities, history of abdominal surgery). This method has low mortality and morbidity ratios, can be performed safely in these patients, has a short hospi- tal stay, short anesthesia duration and high technical success. We suppose that, when performed in correct indications, it causes less harm to the patients, it is easier an less risky for the surgeon compared to open surgery, and it takes a shorter time. For more precise results, a larger study population and a longer follow-up period are needed. Keywords : Aortic dissection; aortic aneurysm; endovascular aorta repair
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