[Aneurysms and dissections of the thoracal and abdominal aorta]

Chirurg. 2007 Jul;78(7):600, 602-6, 608-10. doi: 10.1007/s00104-007-1370-0.
[Article in German]

Abstract

One to four per cent of all deaths in patients over 65 are caused by aneurysmatic diseases of the abdominal or thoracic aorta. For elective surgery in abdominal aneurysms, open surgery and endovascular treatment both demonstrate brilliant overall results. In the thoracic aorta, new endovascular procedures have led to considerable reductions of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, in view of the endovascular procedure's high cost and the still unclear long-term behaviour of the stent device, a second opinion from a specialised centre is an absolute necessity.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / mortality
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / classification
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / epidemiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / mortality
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / classification
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / mortality
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Aortic Rupture / epidemiology
  • Aortic Rupture / mortality
  • Aortic Rupture / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prevalence
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Stents* / adverse effects
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome