Incidence and Causes of Aneurysm Growth Following Endovascular Sealing of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

The Endovascular Sealing procedure (EVAS) was introduced to overcome the occurrence of endoleaks, which were a limitation to the well-established Endovascular Repair procedure (EVAR) for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.1 There is limited data on the outcomes of EVAS. Aneurysm growth is thought to occur in the presence of aneurysm pressurisation. In the EVAR procedure, this pressure elevates in the presence of endoleaks.2 Therefore it can be extrapolated that if there is aneurysm growth in EVAS, there may be increased aneurysmal pressure, suggesting poor clinical outcome.


Ruwanka Uhanowita Marage

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