Endovascular surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery
that was designed to access many regions of the body via major
Endovascular techniques were originally designed for diagnostic
purposes. Basic techniques involve the introduction of a catheter
percutaneously or through the skin, into a large blood vessel.
Typically the blood vessel chosen is the femoral artery or vein
found near the groin. Access to the femoral artery for example, is
required for coronary, carotid, and cerebral angiographic
procedures. The catheter is injected with a radio-opaque dye that
can be seen on live X-ray or fluoroscopy. As the dye courses through
the blood vessels, characteristic images are seen by experienced
viewers and can assist in the diagnosis of diseases such as
atherosclerosis, vascular trauma, or aneurysms.
Endovascular Surgery may be used for may be used for thoracic
(TAA) or abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), which involve vital
arteries to the abdominal organs, or arch aortic aneurysms,
involving vital arteries to the brain.
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