Current understanding of the significance and treatment of type II endoleaks

K. Lee, T. L. Forbes

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Endovascular repair (EVAR) has become a well accepted and less invasive therapy, compared to open repair, for abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, the introduction of this treatment has also resulted in a new set of complications, namely endoleaks. Type II endoleaks have been specifically quite controversial regarding their importance and management and there remain many unanswered questions. Uncertainty continues around what is the best mode of imaging, when is treatment necessary and what is the best form of treatment? The following review explores the current understanding of these issues surrounding type II endoleaks following EVAR for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-197
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic rupture
  • Endoleak


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