Type IV endoleak
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Type IV endoleaks are extremely rare and studies report a prevalence of 0.3%. This type of endoleak has been largely eliminated due to advances in graft fabric.
Treatment and prognosis
Type IV endoleaks do not require any treatment and typically resolves within a few days once the patient's coagulation status returns to baseline.
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