Endoprosthesis fabric tear leading to abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture is a rare event. In this report, we describe a patient who presented with an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture after a tear in the fabric of the Gore Excluder endoprosthesis (W. L. Gore and Associationes, Flagstaff, Ariz) 5 years after implantation. The reason for the fabric tear was unknown. The complication was successfully treated by relining the endograft with an aortic cuff and two iliac limbs. The patient experienced an uneventful recovery after the intervention.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.06.102
View details for Web of Science ID 000312833800035
View details for PubMedID 23141682