Frequent and sustained surveillance continues to be mandated for all patients who undergo endovascular repair of the aneurysmal aorta in order to minimize the small but attendant risk of aneurysm rupture. The primary motivation for surveillance includes evaluation of residual aneurysm sac size and presence of endoleak, as well as potential adverse device specific events, such as endograft migration, module disconnection, or component fatigue and failure. The current standard of care and future surveillance modalities after endovascular repair of both abdominal aortic and thoracic aortic aneurysms will be reviewed.
View details for DOI 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2006.03.002
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View details for PubMedID 16782511