VALPARAISO – Porter Health System has announced that interventional radiologist Amjad Alkadri recently performed Porter Hospital’s first translumbar type II endoleak repair.
“Endoleak is the most commonly identified complication that occurs in patients who undergo endovascular grafting,” said Alkadri. “What endoleak means is that blood flow occurs within the aneurysm sac.” He explained that the leak was causing pressure within the sac, which could have caused it to rupture.
Previously, most enoleaks were treated by feeding a catheter through the groin, treating the vessel feeding the sac. Alkadri used a technique that embolized the endoleak itself by using a needle stick to access the aneurysm sac directly.