The effect of endovascular aortic stents placed across the renal arteries
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OBJECTIVES: To investigate renal artery patency and renal function after deployment of aortic stents covering the orifices of renal arteries. DESIGN: Prospective open animal study. SETTING: Department of Experimental Surgery at a university hospital. MATERIALS: Twenty-three pigs were used. METHODS: Ten pigs were observed for 1 h after graft-anchoring aortic stents, Gianturco (5) and Palmaz (5), were placed so that the stents covered the renal arterial orifices. In 13 pigs, Gianturco (6) and Palmaz (7) stents without grafts were placed over the renal arteries and left in situ for 7 days. Renal function and blood flow were measured by renograms, iohexol clearance and ultrasonic blood flow meter and patency was verified by angiograms. The kidneys were microscopically examined for signs of ischaemia and microemboli. RESULTS: One renal artery covered by a graft-anchoring Gianturco stent occluded. The remaining renal arteries remained patent without any significant decrease in renal blood flow after stent deployment. Normal renal function and histology was maintained. CONCLUSIONS: Aortic stents placed at the level of the renal arteries do not affect renal blood flow within 1 week in this experimental model. This may prove valuable in endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms and in other procedures involving stents.
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|Journal||European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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), Medical Radiology Unit (013241410), Unit for Clinical Vascular Disease Research (013242410)