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- Endoleak is a complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
- The endoleaks may continue to perfuse and pressurize the aneurysm sac, thereby conferring an ongoing risk of aneursym enlargement and/or rupture.
- Endoleaks are classified by the source of blood flow, and organized into five categories.
Endoleak classification scheme
- I: Attachment site leaks
- II: Collateral vessel leaks
- III: Graft failure (i.e. midgraft hole, junctional leak or disconnect)
- IV: Graft wall porosity
- V: Endotension (without or with endoleak)
Patient #1: Endoleak after Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Baum, Richard A., Stavropoulos, S. William, Fairman, Ronald M., Carpenter, Jeffrey P. Endoleaks after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2003 14: 1111-1117.
- Stavropoulos, S. William, Clark, Timothy W.I., Carpenter, Jeffrey P., Fairman, Ronald M., Litt, Harold, Velazquez, Omaida C., Insko, Erik, Farner, Michael, Baum, Richard A. Use of CT Angiography to Classify Endoleaks after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2005 16: 663-667.