Tackling the uncommon, but devastating, complication of infection after EVAR

Rachel Bell (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK) describes a variety of specialist surgical options to treat infection after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a relatively rare occurrence that can have devastating complications. She stresses the importance of dealing with the problem within a multidisciplinary team and highlights the positive results achieved in her unit, which is seeing a survival rate of 88% at three years post intervention. Bell, who is the current president of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy (BSET) spoke to Vascular News at the recent London Aortic Symposium.

Bell, Rachel

Bell, Rachel

Rachel Bell is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon with a special interest in thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, endovascular aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy, endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins.

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