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


Holubec, Tomás; Raupach, Jan; Dominik, Jan; Vojácek, Jan (2013). "Elephant trunk" and endovascular stentgrafting - a hybrid approach to the treatment of extensive thoracic aortic aneurysm. Acta Medica, 56(2):80-82.

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2013
Deposited On:04 Feb 2014 08:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:30
Publisher:Vydavatelstvi Karolinum
ISSN:1211-4286
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:ftp://orbis.lfhk.cuni.cz/Acta_Medica/2013/2013_80.pdf
PubMed ID:24069662

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