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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2013 Agosto;54(4):505-9

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Stent-graft and multilayer stent for treatment of type II thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in a high-risk patient

Pane B. 1, Spinella G. 1, Salcuni M. 2, Palombo D. 1

1 Vascular and Endovascular Unit, University of Genoa IRCCS San Martino University Hospital IST, Genoa, Italy;
2 Interventional Radiology Unit, Casa di Cura Pierangeli Pescara, Italy


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The aim of the present article was to present an alternative endovascular treatment for type II thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm that would have the advantage of limiting the duration of the procedure and the use of contrast. A high-risk patient was admitted to our Vascular Unit for type II thoracoabdominal aneurysm according to Crawford’s classification. Two thoracic stent-grafts (Valiant Captivia, Medtronic, Pewaukee, WI, USA), a bifurcated stent-graft (Endurant Medtronic) and two multilayer stents (Cardiatis SA, Isnes, Belgium) were deployed. No postoperative major complications were observed. Operative time and use of contrast material were 45 min and 80 mL, respectively. Computed angiography tomography at 1 and 6 months showed patency of visceral and renal arteries and progressive thrombosis of the aneurysmal sac. This stent-graft treatment in combination with multilayer stent could be an alternative treatment for thoracoabdominal aneurysm in high-risk patients.

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