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The use of endovascular stents in the treatment of penetrating ulcers of the thoracic aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10550194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Penetrating atheromatous ulcers of the aorta are increasingly recognized as a distinct entity. Although their natural history remains ill-defined, such ulcers may lead to pseudoaneurysmal formation, dissection, rupture, or embolization. Given the morbidity associated with open repair, endovascular repair of penetrating atheromatous ulcers may be the treatment of choice. Although stent-graft replacement of acute aortic dissections has recently been described, endovascular repair of penetrating thoracic aortic ulcers has not previously been reported. We report two cases of successful endovascular repair of penetrating atheromatous ulcers that previously ruptured.
Authors:
J Brittenden; K McBride; G McInnes; I N Gillespie; A W Bradbury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-14     Completed Date:  1999-12-14     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:  946-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Vascular Surgery Unit, University Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aorta, Thoracic
Aortic Diseases / therapy*
Aortic Rupture / therapy*
Arteriosclerosis / therapy*
Humans
Male
Stents*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ulcer / therapy
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Vasc Surg. 2000 May;31(5):1078   [PMID:  10805906 ]

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