A case of acute ischemic colitis after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

We presented a case of ischemic colitis in a patient with patent hypogastric arteries that occurred after an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair as well as a review of the available literature. The patient's preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative data were recorded. A thorough search through the Google data and Medline to review similar cases or any analyses that referred to ischemic colitis after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair was conducted. A 76 years old male was admitted to our department for an elective endovascular repair of an 8 cm sin diameter abdominal aortic aneurysm. A Zenith bifurcation graft was implanted. The whole procedure was uneventful and the final angiogram showed an accurate deployment of the endograft without endoleaks and patency of both hypogastric arteries. During the 1st postoperative day, the patient developed symptoms of acute abdomen in combination with metabolic acidosis and oliguria. He underwent an exploratory laparotomy, which revealed necrosis of the sigmoid. A Hartmann's procedure was performed; the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit where he deceased after 24 h. Postoperative ischemic colitis has been described after open abdominal aneurysm repair. The description of this complication has been reported since the early phase of endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair development with a current incidence of 1.5%–3%. Possible mechanisms that may contribute to ischemic colitis in spite of...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

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This study used the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) registries to determine current compliance with and impact of recent Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) AAA guidelines.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Trials for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) report lower perioperative mortality and morbidity, but also higher costs compared with open repair. However, few studies have examined the subsequent cost of follow-up evaluations and interventions. Therefore, we present the index and 5-year follow-up costs of EVAR from the Endurant Stent Graft System Post Approval Study.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
To evaluate clinical outcomes from a postmarket registry of the Zenith Spiral-Z abdominal aortic aneurysm iliac leg graft with a continuous, spiral nitinol stent that was designed for improved conformability, kink, and migration resistance.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Borioni R, Guarnera G, Fratticci L, Tesori MC, Paciotti C, Cotticelli V, Garofalo M Abstract AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of aneurysm size on early outcome in women undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, with suggestion of lowered threshold for intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study on the early outcome of 25 females undergoing elective endovascular (EVAR) and open AAA repair, compared to 340 males from 2005 to 2017. The study was focused on 30-days mortality (primary endpoint) and incidence of non fatal major adverse events - MAE (seco...
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: EVAR in the elderly can be performed with a high rate of success; however, it is associated with a substantial rate of morbidity and mortality, particularly when patients present with multiple co-morbidities. When performing EVAR in this population group, the risk of rupture must be considered opposed to the life expectancy of these patients and the risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. PMID: 31927800 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: A literature review of proper screening, referral timeframe, the most common surgical techniques, potential complications, and postoperative surveillance was conducted. Early detection, referral to vascular surgery, and possible open or endovascular repair are key to limiting the morbidity and mortality associated with AAA. PMID: 31926569 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
PMID: 31937207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vascular - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Source Type: research
Condition:   Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Interventions:   Drug: Metformin;   Other: Standard care Sponsor:   Uppsala University Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Intervention:   Device: IMPEDE-FX Embolization Plug Sponsor:   Shape Memory Medical, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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