A Study to Evaluate Paraspinal Pain in Patients Undergoing Fenestrated-branched Endovascular Aortic Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the cause of exertional paraspinal pain in patients who have undergone fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair (F-BEVAR) for extent I-III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients over the age of 18.
  • Undergoing F-BEVAR for extent I-III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms at Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Pediatric patients (under 18 years of age),
  • Patients with less complex extent IV TAAA and pararenal aortic aneurysms.
  • Patients who are unable to participate in the diagnostic tests that include treadmill exercise testing due to physical incapability.
  • Patients with pre-existing back pain or symptomatic spinal stenosis.
  • Patients with subcutaneous fat layer > 2cm (maximum penetration of NIRS).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Azra Alizad, M.D.

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Contact information:

Jean Wigham R.N.



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