Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm after endovascular graft placement and aneurysm size reduction

J Vasc Surg. 1998 Jul;28(1):178-83. doi: 10.1016/s0741-5214(98)70213-7.


Reduction in aneurysm size during the months after an endovascular graft placement generally is considered one of the criteria of success. We report the case of a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture occurring 9 months after a bifurcated endovascular graft placement despite a greater than 45% reduction in size noted on contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan performed at 7 months. Biomaterial modifications of the stent and of the Dacron explanted stent-graft are analyzed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Aortic Rupture / etiology*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Stents*