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Fate of the false lumen after combined surgical and endovascular repair treating Stanford type A aortic dissections.
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PMID:  20172130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the alterations of the aorta by using a new combined surgical and endovascular technique for the treatment of aortic type A dissections. The diameter of the descending aorta, the implanted stent graft, and the false lumen were evaluated. METHODS: Between August 2005 and February 2009, 14 patients (aged 49 +/- 13 years; 11 men, 3 women) with type A dissection in the aorta were operated on the thoracic aorta by the frozen elephant trunk technique. The size dynamics of the false lumen were analyzed by deducting the diameter of the stent graft obtained on computed tomography from the maximum dimension of the aorta. RESULTS: The technical success rate was 100%. All patients survived during the follow-up period. The mean follow-up period was 21.4 months. No redisection or aortic rupture occurred during the follow-up period. Postoperative computed tomography scans showed complete thrombus formation of the false lumen in the perigraft space within the entire zone of the stented segment of the hybrid prosthesis during the first 2 weeks after surgery in 12 patients (86%), whereas all patients showed complete obliteration of the false lumen at the 3-month control. The follow-up computed tomography scan obtained after 12 months revealed shrinkage of the false lumen in 9 patients (64%). CONCLUSIONS: The combined surgical and endovascular technique described in this report proved effective for the treatment of extended aortic lesions. The perigraft space thrombosed completely and had shrunken after successful placement of the stent graft.
Michael Gorlitzer; Gabriel Weiss; Johann Meinhart; Ferdinand Waldenberger; Markus Thalmann; Sandra Folkmann; Reinhard Moidl; Martin Grabenwoeger
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-22     Completed Date:  2010-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  794-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Hietzing, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography,  surgery*
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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