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Title: Hand-assisted laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass for occlusive disease. Early and mid-term results
Authors: Fourneau, Inge ×
Daenens, Kim
Nevelsteen, André #
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: Harcourt
Series Title: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery vol:30 issue:5 pages:489-493
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the early and mid-term results of hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) for aorto-iliac reconstruction. DESIGN: Prospective survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between February 2002 and January 2004, 46 patients received an aortobifemoral bypass for advanced occlusive disease by HALS. RESULT: There was one conversion to open surgery. Mortality was 4.5%. The median return to solid oral diet took 36 h (24-182), the median hospital stay was 5 days (3-26). Primary patency rate at 1 year was 97.5%. The incidence of incisional hernia was 19.5%. CONCLUSIONS: HALS aorto-iliac reconstruction should be considered as a minimal invasive technique with good early and mid-term results.
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ISSN: 1078-5884
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Vascular Surgery
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