• Section I . Perspectives on the Nor thwestern Symposium
1. 40th Anniversary of the Northwestern Vascular Symposium–A Reflection James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD
2. 30 Years of Excellence Mark K. Eskandari, MD
• Section II . Aneurysm Repair in the Endovascular Era
3. An Assessment of Repair Trends of Abdominal Aor tic Aneurysm Disease Zachar y J. Wanken, MD and Bjoern D. Suckow, MD, MS
4. Streamlining EVAR for Ruptured Aneurysms Claire Matsumura and Jon S. Matsumura, MD
• Section III . Patient Factors in Aor tic Disease
5. Abdominal Aor tic Aneurysms in Women Ulka Sachdev, MD and Jean Starr, MD
6. Genetic Impact on Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Bulat A . Ziganshin, MD and John F. Elefteriades, MD
7. The Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Jesse A. Columbo, MD and David H. Stone, MD
8. Inflammatory Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Rober t Jason T. Perry, MD and Kenneth J. Cherry, MD
• Section IV. Anatomic Factors in Aortic and Iliac Disease
9. Management of Internal Iliac Artery Aneurysms Vivek S. Prakash, BS and Heron E. Rodriguez, MD
10. Effects of Out flow Obstruction and Intraluminal Thrombus on Rupture of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Jef frey D. Crawford, MD; Gregor y L. Moneta, MD; Sandra Rugonyi, PhD; and Amir F. Azarbal, MD
11 . Management of Isolated Chronic Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Dissections Christopher M. Faries, BA and Rami O. Tadros, MD
• Section V. Techniques Facilitating Endovascular Aortic Repair
12. Percutaneous Endovascular Aor tic Aneurysm Repair: Predictors of Failure Albeir Y. Mousa, MD; Mike Broce, BA; and Ramez Mourkos
13. Benefits and Pit falls of Upper Extremity Access for Fenestrated EVAR Joseph Karam, MD, and Luis A. Sanchez, MD
14. Utility of IVUS for EVAR and TEVAR Charles C. Leithead, MD and William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
• Section VI . Challenges EVAR: The Aortic Neck and Endoleaks
15. Aortic Neck Enlargement af ter EVAR: Balloon-Expandable versus Self-Expanding Dainis Krievins, MD, PhD; Janis Savlovskis, MD; and Christopher K. Zarins, MD
16. Recognition and Management of Late Type III Endoleaks Joseph J. Salfity, MD and Gary W. Lemmon, MD
17. Management of Type 1A Endoleaks with Polymer-Based Grafts Rober t F. Cuf f, MD and Michael F. Knox, MD
The annual symposium on vascular surgery, sponsored by the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, addresses contemporary topics and controversies in vascular and endovascular surgery. The symposium brings together leading surgeons to address timely topics and controversies in vascular and endovascular surgery. Presentations at the symposium cover the full spectrum of vascular surgery, including changes in management of extracranial cerebrovascular disease, new treatment options for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, hemodialysis access, improvements in techniques for complex venous disease, and developments in aortic stent graft repair in the chest and abdomen. The Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery series is a topical compilation of the standout presentations from the most recent three symposia.
Diseases of the Aorta is a compilation of chapters that pertain to the treatment of aortic disease. Sections are organized by theme rather than by anatomic site. (1) A broad historical perspective on the symposium; (2) assessment of aneurysm repair in the endovascular era; (3) impact of patient factors as key drivers of procedural outcomes in the treatment of aortic disease; (4) critical elements of anatomic factors in aortic and iliac disease; (5) innovative techniques that facilitate treatment of aortic disease; (6) key challenges surgeons face in the endovascular treatment of aortic disease.
• Andrew W. Hoel, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery), in the Depar tment of Surgery at Nor thwestern Universit y Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
• Mark K. Eskandari, MD is the James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD, Professor of Education in Vascular Surger y and a Professor of Radiology and Cardiology. He is also Chief, Division of Vascular Surger y in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.