PURPOSE: Endovascular repairs of the aortic arch aneurysms require correct placement and an appropriate landing zone for fixation, which are not present in the majority of cases. DESCRIPTION: We report a less invasive approach in 4 patients presenting an aortic arch aneurysm. We performed a hybrid procedure that is a combination of different techniques: a mid-sternotomy is performed, followed by transposition of the supra-aortic vessels, and neck reshaping with a proximal banding of the aortic arch. In particular, we banded the aorta to facilitate and optimize the endovascular fixation of the graft, reducing postoperative type-1 endoleaks. EVALUATION: The four procedures were uneventful with 1-day intensive care unit recovery. The postoperative and the 1-year follow-up CT scan did not reveal any endoleaks. CONCLUSIONS: Hybrid technique, combined with banding of proximal aortic arch and endovascular grafting are an alternative technique to the conventional open aortic repair. A polyester cloth banding of the ascending and proximal aortic arch allow the neck reshaping of the aorta optimizing the fixation of the endovascular stent graft.
|Titolo:||Hybrid technique for total arch repair : aortic neck reshaping for endovascular-graft fixation|
ANTONA, CARLO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Vascular Surgical Procedures; Aorta, Thoracic; Humans; Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Aged; Postoperative Period; Aortography; Treatment Outcome; Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation; Follow-Up Studies; Middle Aged; Aortic Aneurysm; Female; Male|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/23 - Chirurgia Cardiaca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.07.001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|