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Table 2 Complications after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

From: Predictors of adverse events after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: A meta-analysis of case reports

Complication N Percentage
Device related   
Endoleak 98 57%
   Type I 25 14%
   Type II 26 15%
   Type III 12 7%
   Type IV 0 0%
   Type V/endotension 5 3%
   Unspecified 30 17%
Kinking of stent graft 9 5%
Thrombosis of stent graft 19 11%
Graft migration 26 15%
Stent wire fracture 12 7%
Graft infection 5 3%
Technical deployment problems 13 8%
Non-device related   
Multiple organ failure 8 5%
Cardiac 7 4%
Pulmonary 8 5%
Renal 8 5%
Fistula 11 6%
Ischaemic, embolic 25 14%
Other* 6 3%
Secondary intervention 144 83%
Open conversion 57 33%
AAA rupture 38 22%
Fatal course 26 15%
  1. *Other complications that were described in the case reports included: heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, metal-induced pruriginous dermatitis, peri-aortitis with ureteral obstruction, upper gastric intestinal bleed, sloughing of scrotal skin and impotence. AAA, abdominal aortic aneurysm.