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

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.

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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

Copyright year: 2011

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104838 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations

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

By Reinhart T. Grundmann

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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

1837

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

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

1239

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4. Diagnosis of Aortic Aneurysm

By Serosha Mandika Wijeyaratne

2426

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5. Ultrasound in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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

4523

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6. 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

1091

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7. 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

913

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8. 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

1283

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9. 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

2625

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10. Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By Antonello M.

4428

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11. Endovascular Repair of the Ruptured Aneurysm

By Jane Cross, Peter Harris and Toby Richards

2420

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12. Late Complications Following Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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

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13. Abdominal Aortic Graft Infection

By Dimitrios Tsapralis, Anestis Charalampopoulos and Andreas M. Lazaris

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14. Gastrointestinal Complications of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By Emmeline Nugent and Paul Neary

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

By Roberto Jiménez and Francisco Morant

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16. Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysm

By Shinichi Hiromatsu, Atsuhisa Tanaka and Kentarou Sawada

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

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

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18. Aortic Aneurysms in Takayasu Arteritis

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

3949

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19. Conventional Surgery in Type IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Arash Mohammadi Tofigh

3385

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

By Nobuyoshi Kawaharada, Toshiro Ito and Tetsuya Higami

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

By Suguru Ohsawa and Shinji Hirabayashi

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22. Relationships Between AAA and Cauda Equina Syndrome

By Masood Rehman Moghul and Bassel El-Osta

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23. Anesthetic Management of Aortic Aneurysm

By Zsófia Verzár and Sándor Szabados

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