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V42N7: Vascular Surgery, Part I

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Baxter BT, Terrin MC, Dalman RL. Medical management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 2008;117(14):1883-1889. Free Full Text

    This report describes optimum nonoperative management of patients with small abdominal aortic aneurysms. Supporting data is provided.

Blankensteijn JD, de Jong SE, Prinssen M, et al. Two-year outcomes after conventional or endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. N Engl J Med. 2005;352(23):2398-2405. Free Full Text

    The authors present data on early results of endovascular repair of abdominal aneurysms and compare outcomes with patients managed with open repairs.

Curi MA, Geraghty PJ, Merino OA, et al. Mid-term outcomes of endovascular popliteal artery aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2007;45(3):505-510. Free Full Text

    Curi and coauthors review clinical experience with endovascular approaches for management of popliteal artery aneurysms.

Kent KC, Zwolak RM, Jaff MR, et al. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: a consensus statement. J Vasc Surg. 2004;39(1):267-269. Free Full Text

    This article supplies useful guidance for cost-effective approaches to screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients with and without risk factors for aneurysm development.

Mayer D, Pfammatter T, Rancic Z, et al. 10 years of emergency endovascular aneurysm repair for ruptured abdominal aortoiliac aneurysms: lessons learned. Ann Surg. 2009;249(3):510-515.

    Mayer and coauthors report their experience with endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aneurysms and provide insight as to which patients are better treated with the open approach.

Ravn H, Wanhainen A, Bjorck M. Risk of new aneurysms after surgery for popliteal artery aneurysm. Br J Surg. 2008;95(5):571-575.

    This article provides perspective on the mechanisms and risk factors for new aneurysms following repair of popliteal artery aneurysm.

Robinson WP, 3rd, Belkin M. Acute limb ischemia due to popliteal artery aneurysm: a continuing surgical challenge. Semin Vasc Surg. 2009;22(1):17-24.

    Robinson and Belkin review the principles of management of acute limb ischemia, the most feared complication of popliteal artery aneurysm disease.

Sachdev-Ost U. Visceral artery aneurysms: review of current management options. Mt Sinai J Med. 2010;77(3):296-303.

    The author provides a clear and thorough review of the surgical management of visceral artery aneurysms.

Teixeira PG, Woo K, Abou-Zamzam AM, Zettervall SL, Schermerhorn ML, Weaver FA. The impact of exposure technique on perioperative complications in patients undergoing elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2016;63(5):1141-1146.

    This report supplies data on the association of complications with exposure technique for patients undergoing open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.