Modified cuffed anastomosis technique to treat pseudoaneurysms following thoracic endovascular aortic repair

Satoshi Matsuo, Katsuhiko Oda, Naotaka Motoyoshi, Yoshikatsu Saiki
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2012, 14 (5): 677-9
Pseudoaneurysm after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is very rare. We report a case of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms due to flares at the proximal end of a stent graft after TEVAR for ductal aneurysm. We describe a total aortic arch replacement in this case using a modified cuffed anastomosis technique with an elephant trunk procedure leaving the partial stent graft in situ.

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