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Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (EVAR)

posted on 2022-11-09, 19:01 authored by Matthew Kruse, Ali Khoynezhad

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Figure 1: 3-dimensional reconstruction of an "ideal" anatomic candidate of EVAR.

Figure 2: Deployment of main trunk of the stent graft below the renal arteries.

Figure 3: IVUS evaluation of proximal landing zone demonstrates completely patent renal arteries.

Figure 4: Deployment of contralateral limb. Angiogram reveals the location of the internal iliac artery.

Figure 5: The stent graft is completely deployed and ballooned. Angiogram reveals patent bilateral renal and internal iliac arteries.


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