Aneurysm pressure following endovascular exclusion

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OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of stent-graft implantation on the pressure within an abdominal aortic aneurysm. METHODS: Aneurysm exclusion was performed using an aorto-uniiliac stent-graft in eight patients. Following stent-graft implantation, pressure measurements were performed through a catheter adjacent to the graft in the aneurysm. This "aneurysm pressure" was compared with radial arterial pressure. RESULTS: The pressure was lower in the aneurysm than in the radial artery, in all cases. Mean aneurysm pressure was 36.5/33.8 mmHg, while mean radial arterial pressure was 118.5/50.5 mmHg (p < 0.05, for both systolic and diastolic pressures). These findings corresponded with a reduction in the palpable abdominal pulse, and an absence of perigraft perfusion on follow-up computerised tomography. CONCLUSION: Stent-graft implantation produces a fall in the pressure within an abdominal aortic aneurysm.


  • Timothy A M Chuter
  • Krassi Ivancev
  • Martin Malina
  • Tim Resch
  • Jan Brunkwall
  • Bengt Lindblad
  • Bo Risberg
Research areas and keywords

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  • Surgery


  • Endovascular, Aneurysm, Pressure, Stent-graft
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Emergency medicine/Medicine/Surgery (013240200), Unit for Clinical Vascular Disease Research (013242410), Medical Radiology Unit (013241410)