Endovascular repair of an anastomotic leak following open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm

R Mofidi, M Flett, A. Milne, S Chakraverty

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    This report describes the case of an early postoperative anastomotic leak following elective open repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm which was successfully treated by endovascular stent-grafting. A 71-year-old man underwent open tube graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Twelve days later he presented with a contained leak from the distal anastomosis, which was confirmed on CT scan. This was successfully treated with a bifurcated aortic stent-graft. This case illustrates the usefulness of the endovascular approach for resolving this rare surgical complication of open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm and the challenges associated with the deployment of such a device within an aortic tube graft.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1013-1015
    Number of pages3
    JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Aged
    • Anastomosis, Surgical
    • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
    • Aortography
    • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
    • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Postoperative Complications
    • Reoperation
    • Stents
    • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
    • Treatment Outcome


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