Cook Medical reports 1,000th aneurysm repair using Zenith
21 August 2008 00:00 in Medical Company Product News
Cook Medical has announced the world's 1,000th endovascular aorto-iliac aneurysm repair using its Zenith branch iliac endovascular graft.
The landmark procedure was conducted at the Manchester Royal Infirmary by vascular surgeon Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott on James Chambers, who had an infra-renal aortic aneurysm extending to involve his right iliac artery.
Mr Chambers underwent the procedure earlier this year and has made a quick and uneventful recovery.
Mr Serracino-Inglott said: "Abdominal aortic aneurysms sometimes extend to involve the iliac arteries.
"With traditional stent-grafts, treating such aneurysms involves blocking off the blood supply to the buttocks, pelvis and genital organs."
He added this may lead to complications, while the use of the advanced endovascular technology from Cook can reduce the risk of these complications.
Mr Serracino-Inglott expressed his regret that large numbers of surgeons exclusively perform open surgery to treat such conditions, while he believes minimally-invasive endovascular procedures are far superior.
He claims such procedures should be the primary method of repair for all such cases, with open surgery reserved for those for who such procedures are not technically possible.
In June 2008, Cook Medical reported on a discussion concerning infections related to medical devices that took place in Lansdowne, Vancouver.
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