for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Diego, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



Prospective, multicenter, single arm study with consecutive, eligible subject enrollment at each site. All subjects will undergo the Endovascular Aneurysm repair procedure with the Nellix System.

Official Title

Prospective, Multicenter, Single Arm Safety and Effectiveness Confirmatory Study of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Using the Nellix System IDE Study (EVAS 2 Confirmatory IDE Study)


This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Nellix System among a wide range of physicians and in consecutively enrolled subjects to assess safety and effectiveness outcomes. Following appropriate government and ethics committee/IRB approval the Nellix® EndoVascular Sealing System will be implanted into eligible patients who are adequately informed and have consented to join the study. Enrolled patients will undergo a high resolution, contrast-enhanced computed tomography angiography (CT) scan of the relevant aortic and aortoiliac vasculature within three months of the scheduled procedure and at specified follow-up intervals post-implantation. Follow-up visits will occur at 30 days, 6 months, and annually to 5 years to assess aneurysm morphology, the status of the implanted devices, and relevant laboratory test results.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Without Rupture Aneurysm Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal Rupture Nellix® System


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

A patient who meets all of the following criteria potentially may be included in the study:

  1. Male or female at least 18 years old;
  2. Informed consent form understood and signed
  3. Patient agrees to all follow-up visits;
  4. Abdominal aortic aneurysm with sac diameter ≥5.0cm, or ≥4.5cm which has increased by ≥0.5cm within the last 6 months, or or which exceeds 1.5 times the transverse dimension of an adjacent non-aneurysmal aortic segment. No AAA <4 cm will be included.
  5. Anatomically eligible for the Nellix System (per Instructions For Use):
  6. Adequate iliac/femoral access compatible with the required delivery systems (diameter ≥6 mm);
  7. Aneurysm blood lumen diameter ≤60mm;
  8. Proximal non-aneurysmal aortic neck: length ≥10mm; diameter 18 to 28mm; angle ≤60° to the aneurysm sac;
  9. Most caudal renal artery to each hypogastric artery length ≥100mm;
  10. Common iliac artery lumen diameter between 9 and 35mm;
  11. Distal iliac artery seal zone with length of ≥10mm and diameter range of 9 to 25mm;
  12. Ability to preserve at least one hypogastric artery.
  13. Ratio of maximum aortic aneurysm diameter to maximum aortic blood lumen diameter <1.40

You CAN'T join if...

A patient who meets none of the following criteria potentially may be included in the study:

  1. Life expectancy <2 years as judged by the Investigator;
  2. Psychiatric or other condition that may interfere with the study;
  3. Participating in another clinical study;
  4. Known allergy or contraindication to any device material;
  5. Coagulopathy or uncontrolled bleeding disorder;
  6. Ruptured, leaking or mycotic aneurysm;
  7. Serum creatinine (S-Cr) level >2.0 mg/dL;
  8. CVA or MI within three months of enrollment/treatment;
  9. Aneurysmal disease of the descending thoracic aorta;
  10. . Clinically significant mural thrombus within the proximal landing zone (minimum 10mm) of the infrarenal non-aneurysmal neck (>5mm thickness over >50% circumference);
  11. . Connective tissue diseases (e.g., Marfan Syndrome);
  12. . Unsuitable vascular anatomy that may interfere with device introduction or deployment;
  13. . Pregnant (female of childbearing potential only).


  • Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System
    San Diego California 92161 United States
  • Regents of the University of California (UCLA)
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States


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