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Hybrid endovascular operation for ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm.
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PMID:  17277398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The rupture of a thoracic aortic aneurysm is a life-threatening emergency. Conventional open surgical repair carries a high mortality and morbidity. We report an elderly patient who suffered from rupture of a proximal descending thoracic aortic aneurysm close to the aortic arch. A hybrid operation consisting of a right-to-left carotid bypass followed by endovascular repair of the descending thoracic aorta was carried out. The patient recovered uneventfully. A hybrid endovascular repair should be considered the treatment of choice for rupture of a thoracic aortic aneurysm near the arch.
P Ho; Stephen W K Cheng; Albert C W Ting; Jensen T C Poon; Lawrence H L Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-05     Completed Date:  2007-05-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
Aortic Rupture / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Carotid Artery, Common / surgery*
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