Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is a procedure to repair the major blood vessel in the body called the aorta. It is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small incision is made for repairing the aorta. Complications include bleeding, endoleak (leaking of blood around the graft), displacement of the graft away from its initial placement, stent fracturing, infections, delayed rupture of the aneurysm, stroke, paralysis, and blood vessel injury. Read more: What Is Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)? Article
Related Disease Conditions
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a ballooning or widening of the main artery (the aorta) as it courses down through the abdomen. Most abdominal aortic aneurysms produce no symptoms. Treatment may include observation or surgical repair.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition where symptoms are produced from compression of nerves or blood vessels because the passageway through the neck and armpit is inadequate. Symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome include neck, shoulder, and arm pain, and numbness or impaired circulation to the extremities.