The aim was to compare mid term outcomes between crossed limb (CL) and standard limb (SL) configuration in patients who underwent endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR).
This was a comparative cohort study. Eligible patients who underwent EVAR between September 2011 and March 2019 in a tertiary academic centre were included. Inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) was used to balance the demographic, anatomical and operative baseline characteristics between the two groups. The primary outcome was adverse limb events including type IB endoleak (T1BEL), type III endoleak, and limb occlusion. Cox proportional hazards regression and marginal structural model were performed to compare time to event outcomes.The study included 729 patients (194 CL and 535 SL) with a median follow up of 34 months (interquartile range 16 – 62 months). The weighted analyses revealed no significant difference between CL and SL EVAR in terms of adverse limb events, type IA endoleak (T1AEL), type II endoleak (T2EL), re-intervention, and overall survival.
Reference link- https://www.jvascsurg.org/article/S0741-5214(21)00376-1/fulltext