This review has been performed so that the Fenestrated endografting for juxtarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms affords the ability to seal stent grafts in normal aorta at and above the renal arteries. The Zenith fenestrated graft (ZFEN; Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) is custom-made to surgeon specifications, subject to certain manufacturing limitations. The most common configuration in the pivotal trial and in commercial use after approval has been as a scallop for the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and two small fenestrations for the renal arteries (configuration A). An alternative configuration to maximize the seal zone length, consisting of a large fenestration for the SMA and two small fenestrations for the renal arteries (configuration B) has been routinely adopted at our institutions to potentially prevent type IA endoleak.

The present retrospective cohort study examined 100 consecutive ZFEN grafts designed for patients at two university centers from 2012 through 2019. The proximal seal length, measured from the top of the graft to the beginning of the aneurysm, was determined from the preoperative computed tomography angiograms. Alternative configurations were evaluated to determine whether they would have provided a longer proximal seal length.

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