Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)





Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) often grow slowly and are usually asymptomatic. AAA is usually detected incidentally during a scan performed for another reason. It is difficult to establish their prevalence.

Management of an AAA depends primarily on its size. Small and medium aneurysms (aortal diameters of 3–4.4 cm and 4.5–5.4 cm) are managed conservatively. When the aorta reaches a diameter of 5.5 cm (large aneurysm), a person is referred to a vascular surgeon.

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Searching a Therapeutic Algorithm for Treating AAA with Hostile Necks

Searching a Therapeutic Algorithm for Treating AAA with Hostile Necks

Wednesday 09th June 2021
@ 16:00 (BST)

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The treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with hostile necks is demanding. There are a plethora of therapeutic options including open and endovascular strategies, yet no clear therapeutic algorithm exists. This 60-minute live webinar discussion aims to explore this topic and equip the viewer with the necessary tools and techniques to treat such patients.


Prof. Konstantinos Donas (Moderator)
Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery, Director Research Vascular Centre, Asklepios Clinic Langen, University of Frankfurt, Germany


Prof Jean Paul de Vries
Head of the Department of Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands


Prof Drosos Kotelis
Deputy Chairman, Dept of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital RWTH, Aachen, Germany


  • Case presentation considering the definition of AAA with hostile necks with a focus on off-the-shelf solutions including EVAR/ESAR/CHEVAR and when each is appropriate. 
  • Q & A debate session.
  • Case presentation focusing on fenestrated endografting and open surgical repair: indications, tips and tricks.
  • Q & A debate session.
  • Concluding remarks: which factors are crucial to the decision-making process of when to FEVAR and when to CHEVAR? A summary of the step-by-step considerations.
  • Vascular and endovascular interventionalists
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Interventional radiologists

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