FEVAR vs open surgery for pararenal aortic aneurysm, a propensity-matched comparison.
What is it about?
Similar outcomes after fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair or OSR for pararenal and paravisceral aortic aneurysms. No difference in 30-day mortality or postoperative complications between groups with the exception of acute kidney injury, which was more frequent after OSR, although most patients recovered before discharge.
Why is it important?
This study considers the results of two high-volume centers without a learning curve bias with a 1:1 propensity matching in 204 patients. These data indicate that the endovascular group, at “high risk” for open repair, includes a high-risk subgroup for endovascular procedures because of atherothrombotic parietal disease in the descending and visceral aorta.
The following have contributed to this page: MD, PhD Giovanni Tinelli