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The elephant trunk operation in complex aortic disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10500905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extensive aneurysmal disease of the aorta presents considerable challenges to the cardiovascular surgeon and is generally treated with a staged approach. The elephant trunk principle, in which the downstream end of the primarily inserted graft is allowed to float freely in the downstream aorta, serves this approach. This principle greatly facilitates subsequent operation(s) and shortens the period of distal aortic occlusion. This review describes the state of the art of this technique, its various uses, and the results obtained.
H G Borst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cardiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0268-4705     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-29     Completed Date:  1999-10-29     Revised Date:  2006-05-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608087     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Centre, Hannover Medical School, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery
Aortic Diseases / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Suture Techniques
Treatment Outcome

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