Currently, there is a wide range of commercially available endografts for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. Results of long-term follow up after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) are limited. Thereby, the durability of these endografts and the difference between manufacturers is not fully clear. In this review, studies with mid- and long-term results, with a minimum median follow up of 36 months per endograft, were included describing results with Cook Zenith? Flex? endograft (Cook Medical Inc., Bloomington, Indiana) (n=6), Cordis Corporate INCRAFT? (Cordis Corporation, Freemont, California) (n=1), Gore? EXCLUDER? (W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., Flagstaff, Arizona) (n=3), Medtronic Endurant? (Medtronic plc, Santa Rosa, California) (n= 6), and Vascutek Anaconda? (Vascutek Ltd., Inchinnan, Scotland) (n=2). The assisted technical success varied between 83% and 100%, and the perioperative mortality, early reintervention, and early conversion rates were comparable for the studied endografts. At three-year follow up, the freedom from AAA-rupture and AAA-related death varied between 98% and 100%. The results demonstrated an increasing complication and reintervention rate over time. When adhering to the instruction for use, minor differences were seen during follow up between the endografts. Latest generation endografts continue to have good postoperative results, the reintervention-rate of 10-20% over time mandates an ongoing close patient follow up. The choice of a specific design depends on native patient anatomy and the experience of the implanting surgeon.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Surgical technology international|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Nov 2018|