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We read with much interest the recent paper by Delgado et al. 1 Credit must be given to the authors for several points: first, it is a first-time reported treatment with a flow diverter stent in this rare type of HIV vasculitis; second, from a technical viewpoint, good vascular remodeling was indeed obtained from stenting, as nicely shown in their well-illustrated paper; third, few studies have discussed the indications for endovascular therapy in such arteriopathies.
However, we would like to formulate major differences of opinion about such a procedure in light of our institutional experience and other published data:
First, these fusiform HIV-related aneurysms are not usually complicated with …
Contributors All authors contributed equally to this work.
Competing interests None.
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