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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 December;44(6):763-6

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Endovascular repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm via midsternotomy and without extracorporeal circulation

Abad C. 1, Garzon G. 2, Ponce G. 1, Reyes R. 2, Rodriguez D. 3

1 Cardio-Vascular Surgery Service University Hospital G. C. Dr. Negrin Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 2 Vascular Radiology Unit University Hospital G. C. Dr. Negrin Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 3 School of Telecommunication Engineering University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


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A 68-­year-old man ­with periph­eral vas­cular dis­ease and asso­ciated ­risk fac­tors, was diag­nosed by CT-­scan and aor­tog­raphy ­with an ath­e­ros­cle­rotic ­descending tho­racic ­aortic aneu­rysm. The ­patient was ­treated by suc­cessful endo­vas­cular ­grafting of the aneu­rysm ­using a mid­ster­notomy inci­sion and the inser­tion of a tho­racic ­stent-­graft ­through a T-­Dacron ­tube ­sutured in the ­ascending ­aorta, ­without the aid of car­di­o­pul­mo­nary ­bypass.

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