Three-dimensional CT evaluation for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Quantitative assessment of the infrarenal aortic neck.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Endovascular grafting of abdominal aortic aneurysms should be offered only to those patients with suitable anatomy. This is especially true at the level of the proximal aortic neck in order to secure long-term proximal fixation. Aortoiliac anatomy is easy to understand conceptually, however, it is difficult to define and measure quantitatively. In this article, we discuss the use of three dimensional computed tomographic angiography to determine aneurysm morphology and select patients for endovascular repair. Specifically, we apply our methods to define and measure angulation of the aorta and iliac arteries. The anatomic definition of the angulation of the proximal aortic neck is emphasized.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Filis, KA; Arko, FR; Rubin, GD; Zarins, CK

Published Date

  • February 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 81 - 86

PubMed ID

  • 12658882

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-5458

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00015458.2003.11679370


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England