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The frozen elephant trunk: an interesting hybrid endovascular-surgical technique to treat complex pathologies of the thoracic aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17321346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The treatment of complex aortic pathologies involving the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, and the descending aorta remains a challenging issue in aortic surgery. The frozen elephant trunk procedure effectively combines surgical and interventional technologies in the treatment of extensive aortic aneurysms and dissections. We present two patients with complex aortic lesions involving all three segments of the thoracic aorta. The device used in our series is the new E-vita open hybrid prosthesis consisting of a proximal woven polyester tube and a distal self-expandable nitinol stent graft, which can be delivered antegrade into the descending aorta.
Florian S Schoenhoff; Juerg Schmidli; Friedrich S Eckstein; Pascal A Berdat; Franz F Immer; Thierry P Carrel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-26     Completed Date:  2007-03-30     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Prosthesis Design
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alloys; 0/Polyethylene Terephthalates; 52013-44-2/nitinol

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