Aortoiliac calcification correlates with 5-year survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.


Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Electronic address: [Email]


An anatomic severity grade (ASG) score to categorize and to define anatomic factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair was proposed. Other studies have previously reported that aortic anatomic complexity is a marker of survival and resource utilization after repair, although it remains unclear whether individual components of the ASG score independently contribute to survival. This study analyzed and validated an aortic and iliac artery calcium scoring system that can potentially predict survival after AAA repair.


AAA,ASG,Abdominal aortic aneurysm,Anatomic severity grade,Calcium,EVAR,