Is open surgery or endovascular therapy best to treat acute mesenteric occlusive disease?

Smith, S. F. ORCID:, Gollop, N. D., Klimach, S. G. and Murray, P. J. (2013) Is open surgery or endovascular therapy best to treat acute mesenteric occlusive disease? International Journal of Surgery, 11 (10). pp. 1043-1047. ISSN 1743-9159

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A best evidence topic in vascular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed whether endovascular treatment improved peri-operative outcomes when compared to an open approach to restore arterial perfusion in acute mesenteric occlusive disease. Four hundred and ninety seven papers were identified using the reported search; of which 4 represented the best evidence to answer the question and are discussed. The evidence on this subject is limited, comprising largely of non-randomised retrospective cohort studies. The evidence suggests that endovascular treatment is associated with reduced mortality and has better short-term peri-operative outcomes, as well as longer-term survival - however many endovascular cases require subsequent open surgery. There is also conflicting evidence to suggest endovascular therapy is associated with longer ICU stays. Aside from procedural complications, factors such as patient status, time delay to diagnosis and treatment may play a greater role in determining mortality rates. In summary, endovascular therapy appears to be a feasible treatment option with post-operative complications and inpatient mortality rates lower than those seen in open surgery.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute disease,aged,endovascular procedures,female,humans,male,mesenteric vascular occlusion,middle aged,retrospective studies,vascular surgical procedures,open surgery
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 22:55
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2023 01:11
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2013.10.003

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