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Spontaneous rupture of the visceral abdominal aorta: endovascular management using the periscope graft technique.
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PMID:  22891841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose: To describe the endovascular management of a spontaneous rupture of the visceral abdominal aorta. Case Report: A 69-year-old man presented as an emergency with a ruptured non-aneurysmal visceral abdominal aorta that extended from just below the celiac trunk to the right renal artery; the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) appeared to be occluded. The rupture was presumed to be due to a penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. An endovascular approach was devised in which an Excluder aortic cuff would be deployed immediately below the origin of the celiac artery, covering the ruptured aortic segment and the occluded SMA. However, a second cuff was required distally to seal the rupture. To maintain perfusion to the right renal artery, a Viabahn stent-graft was deployed into the renal artery using the periscope technique. A stent was also required in the celiac trunk, which had been inadvertently covered. The patient had an uneventful recovery; follow-up imaging at 1 year revealed no endoleak and resolution of the hematoma. Conclusion: Spontaneous rupture of a non-aneurysmal visceral abdominal aorta is extremely challenging and potentially fatal. Endovascular management using the periscope stent-graft technique to facilitate aortic stent-grafting may offer an attractive bailout option with satisfactory early results.
Konstantinos O Papazoglou; Christos D Karkos; Ioakeim T Giagtzidis; Thomas E Kalogirou; Andreas Eliescu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1545-1550     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-08-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  558-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
The 5th Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippocrateio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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