Endovascular stent graft repair for aneurysms on the descending thoracic aorta
The traditional treatment of aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta includes posterolateral thoracotomy and aortic replacement with a prosthetic graft. In this study, we report our experiences and results in endovascular stent graft placement as an alternative to surgical repair. Between January 1989 and July 1997, a total of 68 patients (24 women) underwent replacement of the thoracic aorta. Mean age at operation was 51 years. Fifty-eight patients underwent conventional surgical treatment. All of these patients were suitable candidates for endovascular stenting; however, no stent graft material was available at the time of operation. Ten patients (1 chronic dissection, 9 atherosclerotic aneurysm) received in the past 8 months the first commercially manufactured endovascular stent graft. The mean diameter of the aneurysms in this group was 7 cm (range, 6 to 8 cm). Two stent patients were operated on using only spinal cord analgesia. All stent grafts were custom designed for each of the 10 patients. The 30-day mortality in the conventional group was 31% versus 10% in the stent group. Mean length of intervention was 320 minutes in the conventional group versus 150 minutes in the endovascular group. Spinal cord injury occurred...Continue Reading
Surgical experience in descending thoracic aneurysmectomy with and without adjuncts to avoid ischemia
Transluminally-placed coilspring endarterial tube grafts. Long-term patency in canine popliteal artery
Transluminal placement of endovascular stent-grafts for the treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms
Open surgical repair for a perigraft leak after endovascular stent-graft emplacement of descending thoracic aneurysm
Carotid-carotid bypass prior to endoluminal exclusion in a patient with acute type B aortic dissection
Management strategies for thoracic stent-graft repair of distal aortic arch lesions: is intentional subclavian artery occlusion a safe procedure?
Midterm results of endovascular repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms with first-generation stent grafts
Transient paraplegia after stent grafting of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage
The use of stent grafts for the treatment of aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta: a single centre experience
Stent-graft repair of acute traumatic thoracic aortic transection with intentional occlusion of the left subclavian artery: case report
Thoracic aortic endografting is the treatment of choice for elderly patients with thoracic aortic disease
Intentional occlusion of the left subclavian artery during stent-graft implantation in the thoracic aorta: risk and relevance
Extension of dissection in stent-graft treatment of type B aortic dissection: lessons learned from endovascular experience
First-generation aortic endografts: analysis of explanted Stentor devices from the EUROSTAR Registry
Malpositioned or dislocated aortic endoprostheses: repositioning using percutaneous pull-down maneuvers
Cerebrospinal fluid drainage to reverse paraplegia after endovascular thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
Fenestration in endovascular grafts for aortic aneurysm repair: new horizons for preserving blood flow in branch vessels
Intentional left subclavian artery occlusion by thoracic aortic stent-grafts without surgical transposition
IVUS guidance of thoracic and complex abdominal aortic aneurysm stent-graft repairs using an intracardiac echocardiography probe: preliminary report
False aneurysms at both ends of a descending thoracic aortic stent-graft: complication after endovascular repair of a penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer
Technical feasibility and biocompatibility of a newly designed separating stent-graft in the normal canine aorta
Placement of endovascular stent-grafts for emergency treatment of acute disease of the descending thoracic aorta
Graft-to-endograft anastomosis for emergency treatment of distal aortic arch aneurysm after endovascular stenting of thoracoabdominal type B dissection
Advances in thoracic aortic surgery: arch replacement with axillary cannulation and thoracic stent grafts
Midterm results of endovascular treatment of atherosclerotic aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta
An aortic aneurysm is the weakening and bulging of the blood vessel wall in the aorta. This causes dilatation of the aorta, which is usually asymptomatic but carries the risk of rupture and hemorrhage. Find the latest research on aortic aneurysms here.
Aneurysm refers to a bulge of the wall or lining of a vessel commonly occurring in the blood vessels at the base of the septum or within the aorta. In the heart, it usually arises from a patch of weakened tissue in a ventricular wall, which swells into a bubble filled with blood. Discover the latest research on cardiac aneurysm here.
Aneurysms are outward distensions or bulges that occurs in a weakened wall of blood vessels. Discover the latest research on aneurysms here.