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Treatment of Stanford type B aortic dissection with stent-grafts: preliminary results.
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PMID:  11058658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of endovascular stent-graft placement in treating Stanford type B aortic dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients underwent endovascular stent-graft placement for type B aortic dissection. Five patients had acute and two had chronic dissection. In five patients, the proximal entry tear was within 2 cm of the origin of the left subclavian artery, and in two patients it was beyond this site. In three patients, the noncovered proximal portion of the stent-graft was placed across the origin of the left subclavian artery. The efficacy of the procedure was assessed at follow-up studies 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after intervention. RESULTS: The procedure was technically and clinically successful in six patients (86%). The left subclavian artery remained patent in all patients. In two patients with involvement of aortic branches, endovascular stent-graft placement restored adequate blood flow to the compromised branches. One patient was readmitted 1 month later because the dissection extended into the ascending aorta. In all but this patient, closure of the entry tear and thrombosis of the false lumen along the stent-graft were achieved. All false lumina shrank considerably. The mean follow-up time was 14 months (range, 1-25 months). CONCLUSION: Type B aortic dissections within and beyond 2 cm of the origin of the left subclavian artery can be treated safely and effectively by means of endovascular stent-graft placement.
B V Czermak; P Waldenberger; G Fraedrich; A H Dessl; K E Roberts; R J Bale; R Perkmann; W R Jaschke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  217     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-13     Completed Date:  2000-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  544-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology I, Leopold-Franzens Medical School and University Hospital Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography,  therapy*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  therapy*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Feasibility Studies
Middle Aged
Radiography, Interventional
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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