A Case of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Multiple Complications Treated by Endovascular Stent-Graft

(Second Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan)

Nobusato Koizumi Satoshi Kawaguchi Shin Ishimaru
Yukio Obitsu Hiromitsu Tsuchida Mikio Ishikawa
A high-risk abdominal aortic aneurysm patient with multiple complications was treated by a transluminally placed endovascular stent-graft. A tapered stent-graft composed of 3 units of self-expandable Z stents covered with ultra-thin woven Dacron was inserted through an 18 Fr sheath via the femoral artery. The stent-graft was deployed successfully, and endovascular exclusion of the abdominal aortic aneurysm was achieved. The endoluminal stent-graft treatment is an option for minimally invasive operation in comparison with conventional open surgery, and appears to be effective for aortic aneurysms in certain selected cases.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 179-182 (2000)