Poor long-term stability of the Corvita abdominal stentgraft

Y. Georg, N. Settembre, C. Marchand, A. Lejay, F. Thaveau, B. Durand, N. Chakfe

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Introduction The endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms was introduced in the early 1990s, with different generations of devices using various options for either the stent skeleton or the membrane. Report Corvita generated one of these devices using braided stainless steel and a porous spun polycarbonate urethane membrane. Discussion In this report, we describe a case involving Corvita stentgraft explantation for complete aneurysm reperfusion after 13 years, demonstrating major degradation of the polyurethane membrane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Corvita
  • Degradation
  • EVAR
  • Polyurethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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