Recommendation ID

NICE encourages further research on endovascular aneurysm sealing for abdominal aortic aneurysmthis procedure in the form of controlled clinical trials, observational studies and analysis of registry data. Details about patient selection, including anatomical details, should be clearly documented.
Research should compare the procedure with conventional stent graft endovascular aneurysm repair. All complications should be reported. Long-term outcomes should be described as data become available. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of endovascular aneurysm sealing for abdominal aortic aneurysm is adequate in the short term but there are uncertainties about safety and efficacy in the longer term. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical
governance, consent and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Endovascular aneurysm sealing for abdominal aortic aneurysm
Date issued
February 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 29/02/2016