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European Radiology

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 1062–1068 | Cite as

CT appearance of complications related to thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR): a pictorial essay

  • U. PuaEmail author
  • K. H. Tay
  • B. S. Tan
  • M. M. Htoo
  • M. Sebastian
  • K. Sin
  • Y. L. Chua
Vascular-Interventional

Abstract

Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is a recognized treatment for various diseases involving the thoracic aorta. Patients treated with TEVAR require lifelong surveillance for potential complications, with CT being highly utilized in most centres. Endoleak is the most common complication and can be detected using CT. However, other complications such as stent strut perforations and end organ ischemia can also be detected on CT. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the CT appearance of post-TEVAR complications encountered in our institution and to highlight their significance.

Keywords

Aorta Thoracic Stents Complications CT angiography 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The authors thank the NUH-NUS Medical Publications Support Unit, Singapore, for assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.

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© European Society of Radiology 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Pua
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • K. H. Tay
    • 1
  • B. S. Tan
    • 1
  • M. M. Htoo
    • 1
  • M. Sebastian
    • 2
  • K. Sin
    • 3
  • Y. L. Chua
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologySingapore General HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of General SurgerySingapore General HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular SurgeryNational Heart CentreSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyTan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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