How commonly is endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) performed?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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EVAR (see the image below) first became practical in the 1990s, as performed by Parodi et al, [36]  and has since become an established and increasingly popular alternative to open repair. In 2006, EVAR overtook open repair, with 21,725 procedures performed. [14, 37, 33]  The combination of screening, reduced preoperative risk, and advances in minimally invasive endovascular techniques has extended AAA treatment to an increasingly elderly population.

Arteriogram after successful endovascular repair o Arteriogram after successful endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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