Endovaskuläre vs. konventionelle Gefäßchirurgie - antiquiertes Denken?


Endovascular therapy has widely replaced conventional open vascular surgical reconstruction. For this reason both techniques were widely considered to be competing approaches. Evidence-based data from randomized prospective trials, meta-analyses and clinical registries, however, demonstrated that both techniques should be used to complement each other. It became increasingly more evident that the use of either procedure depends on the underlying disease and the anatomical conditions, whereby a combination of both (hybrid approach) may be the preferred option in certain situations. This review focuses on the treatment of complicated acute type B aortic dissection, descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms as well as asymptomatic and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Translated title of the contributionEndovascular versus conventional vascular surgery - old-fashioned thinking?: Part 1: interventions on the aorta
Original languageGerman
Publication statusPublished - 03.2016
PubMed 26801752