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Thoracic endovascular aortic repair: literature review with emphasis on the role of multidetector computed tomography.
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PMID:  22624969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has evolved as an alternative to open repair for a range of aortic pathology. The earliest endovascular repairs were limited to descending thoracic aortic pathology, but growing experience has resulted in the use of stents in the ascending aorta and aortic arch. This review presents the current literature pertaining to thoracic endoluminal stent repair, with emphasis on the role of intravenous contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography, the primary cross-sectional imaging modality used in these patients. Radiologists play an integral role in patient selection, procedural planning, and postprocedural follow-up.
Authors:
Pamela T Johnson; James H Black; Stefan L Zimmerman; Elliot K Fishman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1558-5034     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
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