Vascular and Endovascular Case Reports
Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy. The specialty evolved from general and cardiac surgery and also minimally invasive techniques pioneered by interventional radiology. The vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting all parts of the vascular system except those of the heart and brain. Cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists manage disease of vessels of the heart. Neurosurgeons and interventional Neuron radiologists manage surgical disease of the vessels in the brain.
Endovascular aneurysm repair (or endovascular aortic repair) (EVAR) is a type of endovascular surgery used to treat the pathology of aorta. When used to treat thoracic aortic disease, the procedure is then specifically termed TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic/aneurysm repair). The process involves the placement of an expandable stent graft within the aorta to treat aortic disease without operating directly on the aorta.