Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and short-term clinical outcomes of Kilt technique-based endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with Seal® stent-grafts for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with hostile neck anatomy (angle CloseSPigtSPi 60°). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the pre-EVAR and follow-up computed tomography angiography findings of 24 patients (mean age 71 ± 11 years; age range 32–87 years; mean follow-up 50 ± 12 months) with hostile neck AAAs treated between 2010 and 2015. Serial change in aneurysmal neck angle was calculated using a standardized protocol. Relationships between clinical variables and outcomes were evaluated using univariate and multivariate Cox analyses and mixed-model regression. In addition, the Kaplan–Meier method was used to assess the cumulative rates of survival, endoleak, and reintervention. Results: The primary technical success rate (success within 24 h after EVAR) was 100% (24/24). The survival rate was 96 ± 8% at 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years, and 87 ± 18% at 5 years. Endoleaks occurred in three patients. Four reinterventions were performed in three patients; no surgical revisions were required. Causes of post-EVAR mortality included intracerebral hemorrhage at 14 days and rhabdomyolysis at 32 months. The most remarkable change after Kilt-based EVAR was an acute decrease in the neck angle, which was observed between the pre-EVAR and first follow-up visits (at 1 month) (P = 0.001). Conclusion: Kilt-based EVAR with Seal® stent-grafts for AAAs with a severely angulated neck (angle CloseSPigtSPi 60°) provided high technical success, low mortality, and low complication rates during short-term follow-up.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Abdominal aortic disease
- Aortic stent-graft
- Endovascular aneurysm repair
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine