Quality Improvement Guidelines for Imaging Detection and Treatment of Endoleaks following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)


Rand T., Uberoi R., Cil B., Munneke G., Tsetis D.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.1, pp.35-45, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00270-012-0439-4
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-45

Abstract

Major concerns after aortic aneurysm repair are caused by the presence of endoleaks, which are defined as persistent perigraft flow within the aortic aneurysm sac. Diagnosis of endoleaks can be performed with various imaging modalities, and indications for treatment are based on further subclassifications. Early detection and correct classification of endoleaks are crucial for planning patient management. The vast majority of endoleaks can be treated successfully by interventional means. Guidelines for Imaging Detection and Treatment of endoleaks are described in this article.