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Combined open and endovascular repair for aortic arch pathology.
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PMID:  20830254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We describe our experience with combined open and endovascular repair in patients who have aortic arch pathology.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of 7 patients who underwent combined open and endovascular repair for aortic arch pathology. Medical records and radiographic information were reviewed.
RESULTS: A total of 7 consecutive patients (5 men, 71.4%) underwent thoracic stent graft implantation. The mean age was 59.9±16.7 years. The indication for endovascular repair was aneurysmal degeneration in 5 patients, and rupture or impending rupture in 2 patients. In all 7 cases, supra-aortic transposition of the great vessels was performed successfully. Stent graft implantation was achieved in all cases. Surgical exposure of the access vessel was necessary in 2 patients. A total of 9 stent grafts were implanted (3 stent grafts in one patient). The Seal thoracic and the Valiant endovascular stent graft were implanted in 6 patients and 1 patient, respectively. There were no post-procedure deaths or neurologic complications. In 2 patients, bleeding and injury of access vessel were noted after the procedure. Postoperative endoleak was noted in 1 patient. One patient died at 10 months after the procedure due to a newly developed ascending aortic dissection. No patients required secondary intervention during the follow-up period. The aortic diameter decreased in 4 patients. In 3 patients, including 1 patient with endoleak, there was no change in aortic diameter.
CONCLUSION: Our experience suggests that combined open and endovascular repair for aortic arch pathology is safe and effective, with few complications.
Woong Chol Kang; Eak Kyun Shin; Tae Hoon Ahn; Kyung Hoon Lee; Chan Il Moon; Seung Hwan Han; Chul-Hyun Park; Kook-Yang Park; Jin Mo Kang; Jung Ho Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Korean circulation journal     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1738-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean Circ J     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247141     Medline TA:  Korean Circ J     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-404     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea.
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