"Elephant trunk" and endovascular stentgrafting : a hybrid approach to the treatment of extensive thoracic aortic aneurysm

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Holubec, Tomás ; Raupach, Jan ; Dominik, Jan ; Vojácek, Jan (2013)
  • Publisher: Vydavatelstvi Karolinum
  • Journal: (issn: 1211-4286, eissn: 1805-9694)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.14712/18059694.2014.28, doi: 10.5167/uzh-90254
  • Subject: Hybrid approach | Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery | Elephant trunk | R | Thoracic aortic aneurysm | 610 Medicine & health | Endovascular stentgrafting | Medicine
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system | cardiovascular diseases

A hybrid approach to elephant trunk technique for treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms combines a conventional surgical and endovascular therapy. Compared to surgery alone, there is a presumption that mortality and morbidity is reduced. We present a case report of a 42-year-old man with a giant aneurysm of the entire thoracic aorta, significant aortic and tricuspid regurgitation and ventricular septum defect. The patient underwent multiple consecutive operations and interventions having, among others, finally replaced the entire thoracic aorta with the use of the hybrid elephant trunk technique.
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