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One-stage total thoracic aortic repair for mega-aorta using frozen elephant trunk technique.
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PMID:  21724660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the case of a 71-year-old female with mega-aorta extending from the ascending aorta to the descending aorta, who was successfully treated with a one-stage total thoracic aortic repair by the frozen elephant trunk technique using a stent-graft. We used a home-made frozen elephant trunk with four giant-turco Z-stents on the distal side that was inserted into the downstream descending aorta via an aortic arch guiding pull-through wire. The stent-graft was distally positioned at the level of the 12th thoracic vertebra after total arch replacement had been performed using a four-branch graft. The postoperative course was good, and there was no paraplegia or other complications. A postoperative computed tomography scan demonstrated complete thrombosis of the descending thoracic aneurysm without endoleak. In conclusion, the frozen elephant trunk was effective as a one-stage operation for mega-aorta. Keywords: Frozen elephant trunk; Mega-aorta; One-stage operation.
Naomichi Uchida; Akira Katayama; Masatsugu Kuraoka; Taijiro Sueda
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
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