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Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for Thoracic Aneurysms: What We Know, What to Expect.
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PMID:  21620674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Descending thoracic aneurysms are less common and less likely to rupture than abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, when left untreated they are lethal, and repairs are recommended only if the size of the aneurysm is 6 cm, or smaller if symptomatic. Open thoracic aneurysm repair was the standard therapy the last time this topic was reviewed in Annals of Vascular Surgery. Currently, thoracic aneurysms are usually treated with endovascular means when anatomically appropriate. This review demonstrates the benefits of endografting (namely decreased perioperative mortality and morbidity) and also the shortcomings (no late mortality benefit) as currently published in the literature, as well as summarizing available endografts and specific considerations for high-risk patient populations.
Luke P Brewster; Karthik Kasirajan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
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