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Endovascular exclusion of leaking thoracic aortic aneurysms.
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PMID:  12166846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe the endovascular exclusion of leaking thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA). CASE REPORT: Two elderly patients with leaking TAAs who were at high risk for surgical intervention were transferred to our institution for possible endovascular treatment. Both patients underwent successful endovascular exclusion of the leaking TAAs using multiple stacked AneuRx thoracic endoprostheses. One patient remains alive and well at 1 year with an excluded aneurysm; the other patient died from heart failure 2 months after endografting. CONCLUSIONS: While the early results of the endovascular exclusion of leaking TAAs are promising, the use of thoracic endoprostheses remains investigational.
Jonathan D Woody; Irwin Walot; Carlos E Donayre; John Eugene; Joseph S Carey; Rodney A White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  9 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1526-6028     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-08     Completed Date:  2003-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  II79-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography,  therapy*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  therapy*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Fatal Outcome

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