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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 June;41(3):457-8
Management of inflammatory aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta using retroperitoneal exposure, open aneurismorrhaphy and descending aorta-to-femoral artery bypass
Robicsek F., Cook J. W.
From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
The authors present a technique consisting of retroperitoneal exposure, but not dissection of the inflammatory aneurysm, anastomosis of a bypass graft through a short thoracotomy to the lowermost thoracic aorta, carrying it down retroperitoneally to both femoral arteries and under brief occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta, opening of the aneurysm and intra-aneurysmal occlusion of the inflow and outflow to the aneurysm. An illustrative case is presented.