The aim of this study is To report the effect of median arcuate ligament (MAL) compression on outcomes and technical aspects of celiac artery (CA) stenting during fenestrated-branched endovascular aneurysm repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) or pararenal aortic aneurysms.

We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and anatomic data on 300 consecutive patients enrolled in a prospective nonrandomized physician-sponsored investigational device exemption study from 2013 to 2018. From this group, 230 patients with CA incorporation by fenestration or directional branch were included. MAL compression was defined by preoperative computed tomography angiogram as a J-hook narrowing of the proximal CA at the level of the ligament; the shift angle between the downward and upward segments within the CA was measured. End points were technical success, rates of intraoperative or early (30-days) CA branch revision, and freedom from target vessel instability, defined by any death or rupture owing to target vessel complication, occlusion, or reintervention for stenosis, endoleak, or disconnection.

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