Title: Transperitoneal versus extraperitoneal approach for routine vascular reconstruction of the abdominal aorta
Authors: Lacroix, H ×
Van Hemelrijk, J
Nevelsteen, André
Suy, R #
Issue Date: Jan-1994
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:94 issue:1 pages:1-6
Abstract: In this non-randomised retrospective study we have compared 79 cases with transperitoneal approach and 90 cases with extended postero-lateral extraperitoneal approach for elective reconstruction of the infrarenal aorta. In the extraperitoneal group more patients were diabetic (7.8% vs 1.3%, p < 0.05) or had a serum creatinine of more than 1.5 mg % (10.1% vs 2.5%, p < 0.05). The study shows that in spite of a higher proportion of risk factors, a longer preparation (61' vs 44', p < 0.001), dissection (55' vs 46', p < 0.05) and total procedure time (193' vs 173', p < 0.05), the need for more blood transfusion (2.8 U vs 2.3 U, p < 0.05) and colloid perfusion (2.1 L vs 1.8 L, p < 0.05) in the extraperitoneal group, the incidence of complications is not higher compared to the transperitoneal group (29% vs 24%, NS). On the contrary, problems of intestinal transit were found exclusively in the transperitoneal group (7.6%, p < 0.01). Therefore it seems that, as far as the peri- and postoperative period is concerned the extraperitoneal approach might be the technique of choice for the simple elective infrarenal aorta reconstructions.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Vascular Surgery
× corresponding author
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