In the VDM blog, clinician bloggers address all areas of insight into vascular disease and minimally invasive treatments for vascular disease. This month, Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT, and Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, discuss endovascular options for patients with complex aortic aneurysms. They note that fenestrated stent grafts have become increasingly popular.
“Despite limited use of fenestrated stent grafts, back table fenestration, chimney, snorkel, and sandwich technique has enabled use of stent grafts for management of these complex aneurysms. The limited availability of custom-made fenestrated grafts has curtailed the widespread use of this technology in North America,” say Drs. Dieter and Nanjundappa.
The authors encourage vascular specialists to educate themselves on these stent grafts and techniques to improve patient outcomes and limit off-label use. Read more from these authors and all of the contributing clinicians at the VDM blog.