abdominal aortic aneurysm; open aortic repair; endovascular repair

Open aortic surgical training with trainees as primary operator: a retrospective single-centre analysis

May 10, 2022

Introduction Over the last two decades the popularity of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) has meant that vascular units have begun to express concerns regarding the ability of vascular trainees to acquire open aortic surgical skills. In the USA, EVAR usage has been reported to be >80% in some units.1,2 Trainees’ exposure to…

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