Objective: This study aimed to test a percutaneous technique for aneurysm-sac filling by means of in situ polymerisation in an in vivo model. Design: Aortic Customize is a new endovascular treatment concept for aortic aneurysms: a non-cross-linked liquid elastomer is injected to fill the aneurysm sac around a ballooncatheter. With this method, a compliant elastomer mould with a patent lumen is created. Material: The formulation used in the experiments consisted of a two-component additioncure liquid-silicone formulation, based on vinyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Methods: The concept of aneurysm-sac filling was tested in vivo in porcine experiments (nZ3). Results: In vivo porcine experiments with the sac-filling application showed successful exclusion of the created aneurysms with patent lumens and absence of endoleaks. The aneurysms were excluded successfully in the in vivo model, injecting elastomer through a 7-French catheter, filling up the entire aneurysm sac. Conclusions: These in vivo experiments demonstrate that the principle of aneurysm-sac filling by means of in situ curing is feasible, excluding the aneurysm and creating a new lumen. Further long-term animal experiments must be done prior to consideration of clinical application.

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Keywords Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Aneurysm-sac filling, Endovascular aneurysm repair, In vivo study, Polydimethylsiloxane
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2010.02.019, hdl.handle.net/1765/28343
Journal European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Bosman, W.M.P.F, Vlot, J, van der Steenhoven, T.J, van den Berg, O, Hamming, J.F, de Vries, A.C, … Jacobs, M.J.H.M. (2010). Aortic customize: An in vivo feasibility study of a percutaneous technique for the repair of aortic aneurysms using injectable elastomer. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 40(1), 65–70. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2010.02.019