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Endoluminal stent-graft stabilization for thoracic aortic dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15943511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To review our experience with thoracic endografting for type B aortic dissection using the TAG Endoprosthesis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of data collected prospectively from March 2000 to July 2004 under an investigational device exemption protocol for the TAG thoracic endograft. In this time period, 40 patients (29 women; mean age 67 years, range 39-91) were treated with this endograft for type B aortic dissection. RESULTS: Technical success was 95%. There was 1 (2.5%) perioperative death, and 1 (3%) endoleak was treated with an additional graft on postoperative day 2. Fifteen (38%) patients experienced postoperative complications, mainly renal or pulmonary, and 1 (3%) patient developed postoperative paraplegia that did not resolve. The 1-year survival was 85%. Follow-up computed tomography was available for 31 patients with an average 15-month follow-up. There was no significant change in size of the thoracic aorta in 22 patients; 8 aneurysmal segments were significantly reduced in size and 1 thoracic aortic aneurysm expanded. No thoracic aortic ruptures were seen in this series. CONCLUSIONS: These early results indicate type B thoracic aortic dissections can be treated with acceptable morbidity and mortality using endografts. Stent-graft repair of the thoracic aorta may decrease the incidence of thoracic aortic expansion and rupture.
Daniel R Nathanson; Julio A Rodriguez-Lopez; Venkatesh G Ramaiah; James Williams; Dawn M Olsen; Grayson H Wheatley; Edward B Diethrich
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1526-6028     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-09     Completed Date:  2005-09-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis,  mortality,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis,  mortality,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Radiography, Thoracic
Rupture, Spontaneous / prevention & control
Survival Rate
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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