Mattie, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, March 26, 2006
My husband recently underwent surgery where the doctors completely stented the entire abdominal aorta and down into his legs. Since then he has experienced soreness in his abdomen, tenderness in his legs and a feeling of fatigue. His skin feels abraded. His joints ache and he has been running a low grade fever (99 degrees to 101.

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• The procedure is sometimes called an endovascular stent graft and the stent is shaped like an upside-down "Y", the two branches extending down a bit toward the left and right femoral (groin/leg) arteries,one of which is where the catheter carrying the stent graft was inserted. Although the procedure was most likely performed by a vascular surgeon, it's not technically "surgery" which usually refers to an open procedure. Surgical repair usually requires the patient to stay in the hospital a week or more, and takes much longer to recover than the endovascular method. Has your husband had his initial followup appointment yet (usually within two weeks of stenting)? The stated complications of stent grafting are: blood leaking around the stent graft, possible infection, movement or fracturing of the graft. While your husband's symptoms may not be a sign of a complication, but rather may be related to recovery, you should definitely discuss any concerns with your husband's physician. It also may be a reaction to one or more of the medications he is no doubt taking. Please let us know what you find out so other readers may benefit.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, March 26, 2006


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