Analysis of initial CT findings after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm

R. Sawhney, R. K. Kerlan, S. D. Wall, T. A.M. Chuter, D. E. Ruiz, C. J. Canto, J. M. LaBerge, L. M. Reilly, Judy Yee, M. W. Wilson, J. Jean-Claude, R. M. Faruqi, R. L. Gordon

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PURPOSE: To determine the spectrum and frequency of specific computed tomographic (CT) findings in the acute period after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT images obtained 1-3 days after endograft placement were evaluated in 88 patients. The images were analyzed for stent position, appearance of endograft components, perigraft leak, and postoperative findings including air and acute thrombus within the aneurysm and air surrounding the femoral-femoral bypass graft. Findings that could be misinterpreted as perigraft leak were evaluated. RESULTS: Fifteen (17%) of 88 patients had perigraft leak in the acute postoperative period. The bare segment of the proximal self-expanding stent covered one or both renal arteries in 54 (61%) patients. One patient had CT evidence of renovascular compromise. Postoperative air was within the aneurysmal sac in 51 (58%) patients and surrounded the femoral-femoral bypass graft in 67 (94%) of 71 patients in whom the grafts were evaluated with CT. Mottled attenuation within the aneurysmal sac was seen in 50 (57%) patients. Forty-six (52%) patients had calcifications within longstanding thrombus. In 31 (35%) patients, findings that could have been misinterpreted as perigraft leak were identified. CONCLUSION: Accurate analysis of CT findings after endovascular AAA repair requires careful review of all available CT images (preprocedural and pre- and postcontrast) and clear understanding of specific stent-graft components and placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume220
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endoleak
Thigh
Stents
Transplants
Air
Thrombosis
Renal Artery
Postoperative Period
Aneurysm

Keywords

  • Aneurysm, abdominal, 981.73
  • Aneurysm, aortic, 981.73
  • Aorta, CT, 981.12911, 981.12912, 981.12915
  • Aorta, grafts and prostheses, 981.1268
  • Interventional procedures, complications, 981.1268, 981.458

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Sawhney, R., Kerlan, R. K., Wall, S. D., Chuter, T. A. M., Ruiz, D. E., Canto, C. J., ... Gordon, R. L. (2001). Analysis of initial CT findings after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Radiology, 220(1), 157-160. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.220.1.r01jl22157

Analysis of initial CT findings after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. / Sawhney, R.; Kerlan, R. K.; Wall, S. D.; Chuter, T. A.M.; Ruiz, D. E.; Canto, C. J.; LaBerge, J. M.; Reilly, L. M.; Yee, Judy; Wilson, M. W.; Jean-Claude, J.; Faruqi, R. M.; Gordon, R. L.

In: Radiology, Vol. 220, No. 1, 01.01.2001, p. 157-160.

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Sawhney, R, Kerlan, RK, Wall, SD, Chuter, TAM, Ruiz, DE, Canto, CJ, LaBerge, JM, Reilly, LM, Yee, J, Wilson, MW, Jean-Claude, J, Faruqi, RM & Gordon, RL 2001, 'Analysis of initial CT findings after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm', Radiology, vol. 220, no. 1, pp. 157-160. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.220.1.r01jl22157
Sawhney R, Kerlan RK, Wall SD, Chuter TAM, Ruiz DE, Canto CJ et al. Analysis of initial CT findings after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Radiology. 2001 Jan 1;220(1):157-160. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.220.1.r01jl22157
Sawhney, R. ; Kerlan, R. K. ; Wall, S. D. ; Chuter, T. A.M. ; Ruiz, D. E. ; Canto, C. J. ; LaBerge, J. M. ; Reilly, L. M. ; Yee, Judy ; Wilson, M. W. ; Jean-Claude, J. ; Faruqi, R. M. ; Gordon, R. L. / Analysis of initial CT findings after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. In: Radiology. 2001 ; Vol. 220, No. 1. pp. 157-160.
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