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Reverse elephant trunk technique: a novel approach to pseudoaneurysm repair.
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PMID:  22458278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract  Traditional surgical access to the upper descending aorta is via a left thoracotomy. For postcoarctation pseudoaneurysm repair, this approach is difficult because of the risk of rupture while dissecting the aorta for proximal and distal control. Access from a median sternotomy may be safer, but is difficult because of the depth of the wound and because of the angle of approach to the distal aspect of the repair site. We describe a novel approach via a median sternotomy incision, using circulatory arrest and "elephant trunk" principles to achieve tube graft replacement of the aneurysmal section of aorta.
Gemma S Smiles; Aimee J Rowe; Ian M Mitchell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Nottingham University Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom Department of Cardiac Surgery, Trent Cardiac Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
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