Factors affecting outcome in proximal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Petros V. Anagnostopoulos, Alexander D. Shepard, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Timothy J. Nypaver, Jae Sung Cho, Daniel J. Reddy

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Abstract

Sixty-five consecutive patients undergoing nonemergent repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) originating above the visceral and/or renal arteries were studied to determine operative results and identify factors influencing outcome of proximal AAA repair. Factors associated with postoperative morbidity were analyzed using multivariate analysis. There were no postoperative deaths, paraplegia/paraparesis, or symptomatic visceral ischemia. Proximal AAA repair can be accomplished with acceptable mortality. If renal artery bypass or reimplantation is anticipated, cold renal perfusion may protect against renal dysfunction. Postoperative pulmonary dysfunction can be reduced by avoiding radial division of the diaphragm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-519
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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