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International Angiology 2011 February;30(1):88-91

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Neurological deficit after simultaneous open abdominal aortic surgery and thoracic aortic endovascular therapy

Ohtake H. 1, Kimura K. 1, Tomita S. 1, Yamaguchi S. 1, Sanada J. 2, Matsui O. 2, Watanabe G. 2

1 Department of General and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kanazawa University, Japan 2 Dept. of Radiology, Kanazawa University, Japan


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We examined a total of 12 cases; 8 cases were identified by searching the literature on Pubmed (excluding case reports published prior to 2000) and 4 cases were ones we personally encountered. We examined age, sex, history of smoking, and preoperative risk factors as preoperative factors, the access route and coverage of the descending aorta as perioperative factors, and complications and survival time as postoperative factors. Mean coverage of the thoracic aorta was 90.8 mm. In terms of perioperative deaths, 8.3% (1 patient) were due to coagulopathy. Perioperative complications occurred in 16.7% of cases (coagulopathy in 1 patient and paralysis in another). No patients experienced complications or underwent additional treatment during a mean follow-up of 22.9 months. This study suggested that simultaneous open abdominal aortic repair and thoracic aortic endovascular therapy is feasible and also involves few postoperative complications. Paraplegia and paralysis tended to occur less frequently than with two-stage surgery, but further study is needed to explain why this is true.

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