Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment of Abdominal, Thoracoabdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

Edited by Reinhart Grundmann

Kreiskliniken Reutlingen, Germany

This book considers mainly diagnosis, screening, surveillance and treatment of abdominal, thoracoabdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. It addresses vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists, but also anyone engaged in vascular medicine. The high mortality of ruptured aneurysms certainly favors the recommendation of prophylactic repair of asymptomatic aortic aneurysms (AA) and therewith a generous screening. However, the comorbidities of these patients and their age have to be kept in mind if the efficacy and cost effectiveness of screening and prophylactic surgery should not be overestimated. The treatment recommendations which will be outlined here, have to regard on the one hand the natural course of the disease, the risk of rupture, and the life expectancy of the patient, and on the other hand the morbidity and mortality of the prophylactic surgical intervention. The book describes perioperative mortality after endovascular and open repair of AA, long-term outcome after repair, and the cost-effectiveness of treatment.

Read more >Order hardcopy
Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment of Abdominal, Thoracoabdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneu...Edited by Reinhart Grundmann

Published: September 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/746

ISBN: 978-953-307-466-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6478-4

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

131333 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Prognosis, Treatment, Screening and Cost-Effectiveness

By Reinhart T. Grundmann


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Pathophysiology of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Genetic Factors and Homocysteine Metabolism

By Christopher L Delaney, Hafees A Saleem, Yew-Toh Wong and J Ian Spark


Open access peer-reviewed

3. The Pathohistology of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Gregory T Jones


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Actual Pharmacological Treatment to Reduce Growth of Small Abdominal Aneurysm

By Guillermo Moñux Ducajú, Javier Modrego, Antonio López Farré and Javier Serrano


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Diagnosis of Aortic Aneurysm

By Serosha Mandika Wijeyaratne


Open access peer-reviewed

6. Ultrasound in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Reidar Brekken, Torbjørn Dahl and Toril A. N. Hernes


Open access peer-reviewed

7. Motion Calculations on Stent Grafts in AAA

By Almar Klein, W. Klaas Jan Renema, J. Adam van der Vliet, Luuk J.Oostveen, Yvonne Hoogeveen, Leo J. Schultze Kool and Cornelis H. Slump


Open access peer-reviewed

8. A Prospective Clinical Economic and Quality of Life Analysis of Open Repair, Endovascular Aortic Repair and Best Medical Treatment in High Risk Patients with AAA

By Sherif Sultan and Niamh Hynes


Open access peer-reviewed

9. Incidence and Predictors of Clinical Failures Following Catheter-Based Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By Daniel R. Watson, Angela Kruse, Jeffrey Weiner and Christina Prabhu


Open access peer-reviewed

10. 12-year Experience with the Endologix PowerlinkR Device in Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By Ziheng Wu, Lefeng Qu, Dieter Raithel and Konstantinos Xiromeritis


Open access peer-reviewed

11. Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By Antonello M.


Open access peer-reviewed

12. Endovascular Repair of the Ruptured Aneurysm

By Jane Cross, Peter Harris and Toby Richards


Open access peer-reviewed

13. Late Complications Following Aortic Aneurysm Repair

By Michiel L.P. van Zeeland and Lijckle van der Laan


Open access peer-reviewed

14. Abdominal Aortic Graft Infection

By Dimitrios Tsapralis, Anestis Charalampopoulos and Andreas M. Lazaris


Open access peer-reviewed

15. Gastrointestinal Complications of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By Emmeline Nugent and Paul Neary


Open access peer-reviewed

16. The Importance of Venous and Renal Anomalies for Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By Roberto Jiménez and Francisco Morant


Open access peer-reviewed

17. Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysm

By Shinichi Hiromatsu, Atsuhisa Tanaka and Kentarou Sawada


Open access peer-reviewed

18. Concomitant Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Malignancy: Simultaneous Minimally Invasive Repair

By Gabriele Piffaretti, Luigi Boni, Matteo Tozzi, Nicola Rivolta, Giovanni Mariscalco and Patrizio Castelli


Open access peer-reviewed

19. Aortic Aneurysms in Takayasu Arteritis

By Guido Regina, Domenico Angiletta, Alessandro Bortone, Martinella Fullone, Davide Marinazzo and Raffaele Pulli


Open access peer-reviewed

20. Conventional Surgery in Type IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Arash Mohammadi Tofigh


Open access peer-reviewed

21. Spinal Cord Protection for Descending or Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

By Nobuyoshi Kawaharada, Toshiro Ito and Tetsuya Higami


Open access peer-reviewed

22. Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

By Suguru Ohsawa and Shinji Hirabayashi


Open access peer-reviewed

23. Relationships Between AAA and Cauda Equina Syndrome

By Masood Rehman Moghul and Bassel El-Osta


Open access peer-reviewed

24. Anesthetic Management of Aortic Aneurysm

By Zsófia Verzár and Sándor Szabados


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£139

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax Rate based on their country of residence. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase