External transabdominal manipulation of vessels: a useful adjunct with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

J Vasc Surg. 2001 Apr;33(4):886-7. doi: 10.1067/mva.2001.113309.


During endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, a severely angulated aortic neck or tortuous iliac arteries can make delivery of endografts difficult. We describe a simple adjunct in which transabdominal manipulation of vessels is used, which can greatly facilitate delivery of these devices in patients with challenging anatomy.

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / therapy*
  • Aortography
  • Humans
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Stents*