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Endovascular repair of stent graft collapse by stent-protected angioplasty using a femoral-brachial guidewire.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19118746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report aims to describe an effective endovascular technique to repair a stent graft collapse in the distal aortic arch. We report a case of a stent graft collapse after off-label endovascular treatment of a traumatic aortic transection using a Gore TAG endoprosthesis (oversizing 12%). The collapse was treated by off-label stent-protected angioplasty (Palmaz stent, Cordis, Miami, Fla) over a stiff guidewire, which was passed from the right femoral artery through the collapsed stent graft and out at the right brachial artery. We believe that this technique enables more precise stent deployment and is safer than the regular guidewire position in the ascending aorta.
Drosos Kotelis; Ruben Lopez-Benitez; Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk; Philipp Geisbüsch; Dittmar Böckler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-02     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1609-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Angioplasty / methods*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Catheterization, Peripheral / instrumentation*
Equipment Design
Femoral Artery
Follow-Up Studies
Iliac Artery
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Failure
Thoracic Injuries / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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