Endovascular Grafts

An aortic endovascular stentgraft is used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms and is an alternative to a surgical procedure in appropriate patents. The endovascular stentgraft consist of an expandable metal coil or mesh that is covered with a special fabric forming a tube. This is expanded within the aneurysm after inserting it into the circulation through a small incision and puncture in the blood vessel below the aneurysm. The stentgraft prevents the aneurysm from enlarging over time and rupturing.

Figure 1: An abdominal aortic aneurysm and its location in the body.

Figure 2: Close up view of the aneurysm.

Figure 3: Placement of an endovascular graft inside the aneurysm.

Figure 4: Reduction of aneurysm size over time with the endovascular graft in place.


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