Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a minimally invasive method of treating abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Under regional anesthesia, through small incisions in the groin, prosthesis is implanted in the aorta and femoral arteries in an endovascular procedure.
In this procedure, the dilated segment of the blood vessel is excluded from the circulation, thus preventing its rupture. The intervention is suitable for patients at high risk of classical surgery (cardiac insufficiency, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.), but certain anatomical criteria must also be met. Postoperative recovery is relatively short and the patient is discharged from the hospital after a few days.
Regular angiographic examinations are mandatory.
The patient is allowed to go home about 20 minutes after the operation. The first follow-up examination is on the first or second postoperative day. For the next two weeks, the patient must wear an elastic bandage on the operated leg.
Endovascular prosthesis implantation and exclusion of abdominal aortic aneurysms
Author: dr Enes Ljatifi (ass. dr Srđan Babić)