Abdominal aortic aneurysms: pre- and post-procedural imaging.
Abdominal aorta; Aneurysm; Aneurysm surveillance; Aorta; Endograft; Endoleak
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a relatively common, potentially life-threatening disorder. Rupture of AAA is potentially catastrophic with high mortality. Intervention for AAA is indicated when the aneurysm reaches 5.0-5.5 cm or more, when symptomatic, or when increasing in size > 10 mm/year. AAA can be accurately assessed by cross-sectional imaging including computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography. Current options for intervention in AAA patients include open surgery and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), with EVAR becoming more prevalent over time. Cross-sectional imaging plays a crucial role in AAA surveillance, pre-procedural assessment, and post-EVAR management. This paper will discuss the current role of imaging in the assessment of AAA patients prior to intervention, in evaluation of procedural complications, and in long-term follow-up of EVAR patients.
Hallett, Richard L; Ullery, Brant W; and Fleischmann, Dominik, "Abdominal aortic aneurysms: pre- and post-procedural imaging." (2018). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 847.