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Prevention of Colon Ischemia During Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair

Patients undergoing surgery on their Aorta can get ischemia, a lack of blood flow, to their intestines and colon. This is very serious, as 2 out of 3 patients who have this problem die before leaving the hospital. A device developed by Spectros, called T-Stat, is approved by the US FDA to detect ischemia, and has been reported to detect ischemia in AAA aneurysm surgery and stenting, allowing the surgeon or interventional radiologist to take action quickly, while the colon ischemia is still treatable.

This purpose of this study is to establish how T-Stat can best be used to prevent deaths.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Spectros Corporation

Collaborator: University of California

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Procedure: Reestablish colon blood flow


Phase 3


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Aortic Aneurysm, intact or ruptured

   - Repair by catheter based stent or by open surgery during monitoring

   - Patent rectum

   - Absence of rectal bleeding

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Lack of informed consent

   - Rectal bleeding

   - Obstructed rectum

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Jason Lee
Not Recruiting