versão impressa ISSN 1807-5932
BASTOS, Roberto Moraes et al. A multidetector tomography protocol for follow-up of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. Clinics [online]. 2011, vol.66, n.12, pp. 2025-2029. ISSN 1807-5932. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-59322011001200005.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to improve the use of 64-channel multidetector computed tomography using lower doses of ionizing radiation during follow-up procedures in a series of patients with endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS: Thirty patients receiving 5 to 29 months of follow-up after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair were analyzed using a 64-channel multidetector computed tomography device by an exam that included pre-and postcontrast with both arterial and venous phases. Leak presence and type were classified based on the exam phase. RESULTS: Endoleaks were identified in 8/30 of cases; the endoleaks in 3/8 of these cases were not visible in the arterial phases of the exams. CONCLUSION: The authors conclude that multidetector computed tomography with pre-contrast and venous phases should be a part of the ongoing follow-up of patients undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. The arterial phase can be excluded when the aneurism is stable or regresses. These findings permit a lower radiation dose without jeopardizing the correct diagnosis of an endoleak.
Palavras-chave : Multidetector Tomography; Aneurism; Aorta; Endoleak; Radiation.