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Minerva Chirurgica 2009 February;64(1):101-3

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Bifurcated endovascular graft for spontaneous acute aortic dissections: report of a case using a simple technique to help safe deployment

Tolva V. S. 1, Bertoni G. B. 2, Trimarchi S. 1, Grassi V. 1, Rampoldi V. 2

1 IRCCS San Donato Policlinic San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
2 University of Milan, Milan, Italy


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This paper presents the description of the author’s experience with bifurcated endovascular graft in a patient affected by spontaneous infrarenal acute aortic dissection (SIAAD). The authors report a case of SIAAD occurring in the normal aorta of a patient who presented with severe lower back pain radiated to the abdomen, not responding to common pain-killers. A complete exclusion of the dissected aorta was accomplished with a bifurcated endovascular graft using a simple technique. SIAAD is a rare event. Endovascular therapy is a safe option and can be considered the treatment of choice even for dissection extending into one or both iliacs.

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