Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms has evolved dramatically within the past few years. In light of the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with open surgical repair, endoluminal grafting offers therapeutic options to patients who are not surgical candidates because of comorbidities. With the development of bifurcated devices, more complex aneurysms may be treated by endovascular grafting. Although successful placement of endovascular grafts requires a pronounced learning curve, including appropriate patient selection, midterm results seem consistent with those of traditional open repair of aneurysms. This review describes the current indications, minimal requirements, different devices and associated techniques, and potential complications of endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Future aspects of endoluminal grafting are also discussed.
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