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Title: Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair with Chimney and Snorkel Grafts: Indications, Techniques and Results

The chimney technique in endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (Ch-EVAR) involves placement of a stent or stent-graft parallel to the main aortic stent-graft to extend the proximal or distal sealing zone while maintaining side branch patency. Ch-EVAR can facilitate endovascular repair of juxtarenal and aortic arch pathology using available standard aortic stent-grafts, therefore, eliminating the manufacturing delays required for customised fenestrated and branched stent-grafts. Several case series have demonstrated the feasibility of Ch-EVAR both in acute and elective cases with good early results. This review discusses indications, technique, and the current available clinical data on Ch-EVAR.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Northwick Park Hospital, Department of Vascular Radiology (United Kingdom)
  2. Klinikum Nuernberg, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Germany)
  3. Heartlands Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery (United Kingdom)
  4. Royal United Hospital Bath, Department of Vascular Radiology (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22207962
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; GRAFTS; PATHOLOGY; REPAIR; THERAPY; VASCULAR DISEASES