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Restoration of the thoracic aorta in Type A dissection with hybrid prothesis.
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PMID:  21471256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Following successful repair of Type A dissection, late morbidity and mortality depend on the progression of residual chronic Type B dissection. To avoid the development of late aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta, a persistent aortic false lumen around the stent-graft can be prevented by remodeling the thoracic aorta. Ten consecutive patients (mean age: 56 years) with acute Type A dissection underwent a "frozen elephant trunk operation" with the E-vita hybrid prothesis, under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, between October 2009 and April 2010. The thoracic aorta was restored to its original size. Computed tomography was used to size the aortic diameter. All patients survived and were routinely discharged. Postoperative computed tomography showed no remaining false lumen and no distal organ ischemia in any patient. No new neurological complication was recorded. Two patients suffered postoperative pulmonary arterial embolism; one underwent embolectomy. Restoration of the thoracic aorta is a safe procedure to close the false lumen during the primary operation for acute Type A dissection. However, the diameter of the stent should reflect the overall aortic size, independent of the diameter of the true lumen.
Andras Hoffman; Jack Atc Parker; Ayman Raweh; Rüdiger Autschbach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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