Aim. To compare the results Of endovascular repair (EVAR) in large and small (diameter < 5.5 cm) abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Methods. A systematic review was performed to identify studies comparing the outcomes after EVAR of large and small aneurysms. Outcomes considered were: risk of death (perioperative, all cause, aneurysm-related), ruptures, and complications (conversion, reintervention). Weighted pooled estimates of outcomes in patients with small versus large aneurysms were calculated. The inverse variance method was used (random-effect model). Subgroup analyses by a follow-up longer or shorter than 24 months were performed. Results. Five studies, with published and unpublished data, totallying 7,735 patients, were included. Overall, the weighted pooled estimates were: OR 0,68; 95% CI 0.51-0.90 for operative mortality, OR 0.77, 95% CI 0.69 to 0.86 for all cause mortality, OR 0.58; 95% CI 0.40 to 0.87 for aneurysm-related mortality and OR 0.61; 95% CI 0.47 to 0. 79 for rupture in favour of small AAA group. Pooled estimates were not influenced by follow-up length. Conversion and reintervention rates were not significantly lower for small AAA. Conclusions. EVAR in small versus large AAA might be associated with lower operative mortality, aneurysm-related mortality and aneurysm rupture. Better evidence is needed to support these suggestions.

Outcome after endografting in small and large abdominal aortic aneurysms: a metanalysis

DE RANGO, PAOLA;CAO, Piergiorgio;VERZINI, Fabio;
2008

Abstract

Aim. To compare the results Of endovascular repair (EVAR) in large and small (diameter < 5.5 cm) abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Methods. A systematic review was performed to identify studies comparing the outcomes after EVAR of large and small aneurysms. Outcomes considered were: risk of death (perioperative, all cause, aneurysm-related), ruptures, and complications (conversion, reintervention). Weighted pooled estimates of outcomes in patients with small versus large aneurysms were calculated. The inverse variance method was used (random-effect model). Subgroup analyses by a follow-up longer or shorter than 24 months were performed. Results. Five studies, with published and unpublished data, totallying 7,735 patients, were included. Overall, the weighted pooled estimates were: OR 0,68; 95% CI 0.51-0.90 for operative mortality, OR 0.77, 95% CI 0.69 to 0.86 for all cause mortality, OR 0.58; 95% CI 0.40 to 0.87 for aneurysm-related mortality and OR 0.61; 95% CI 0.47 to 0. 79 for rupture in favour of small AAA group. Pooled estimates were not influenced by follow-up length. Conversion and reintervention rates were not significantly lower for small AAA. Conclusions. EVAR in small versus large AAA might be associated with lower operative mortality, aneurysm-related mortality and aneurysm rupture. Better evidence is needed to support these suggestions.
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