Davidović, Lazar
March 2013
BH Surgery;2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
Despite major improvements during the last decade, elective open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms is potentially followed by many different complications. This paper is focused on the complications which occur during and due to surgery: bleeding, ureteral injury, cardiac and pulmonary complications and renal insufficiency. The author provides an overview of the prevention and treatment of these complications. An open repair is still very important in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Currently, not all aneurysms are suitable for EVAR. Also, some complications of endovascular surgery require open surgical conversion, which should be performed by very experienced vascular surgeons. That is why in the era of the development of endovascular surgery, the training of young vascular surgeons in open surgery is of vital importance.


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