Endovascular repair of aortic abdominal aneurysms is a promising new technique rapidly emerging on the horizon. The graft is inserted through a femoral cutdown and placed under fluoroscopic control, thus obviating an abdominal incision. Technical advances are being announced in increasingly shorter intervals. Although the devices are not yet approved for general use, it is clear that some, if not most, of our patients with aortic abdominal aneurysms will be treated by this method in the future.
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