CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 875–888

Surveillance After Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Authors

  • Donald M. L. Tse
    • Department of RadiologyOxford University Hospitals
  • Charles R. Tapping
    • Department of RadiologyOxford University Hospitals
  • Rafiuddin Patel
    • Department of RadiologyOxford University Hospitals
  • Robert Morgan
    • Department of RadiologySt George’s Hospital
  • Mark J. Bratby
    • Department of RadiologyOxford University Hospitals
  • Susan Anthony
    • Department of RadiologyOxford University Hospitals
    • Department of RadiologyOxford University Hospitals
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-014-0916-z

Cite this article as:
Tse, D.M.L., Tapping, C.R., Patel, R. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2014) 37: 875. doi:10.1007/s00270-014-0916-z

Abstract

Surveillance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is widely considered mandatory. The purpose of surveillance is to detect asymptomatic complications, so that early secondary intervention can prevent late aneurysm rupture. CT angiography has been taken as the reference standard imaging test, but there is increasing interest in using other modalities to reduce the use of ionising radiation and iodinated contrast. As a result, there is wide heterogeneity in surveillance strategies used among EVAR centres. We reviewed the current evidence available on the outcomes of different imaging modalities and surveillance strategies following EVAR.

Keywords

Endovascular proceduresSurveillanceAbdominal aortic aneurysmEndoleak

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2014