ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms
Hakan Posacıoğlu1, Mustafa Parıldar2
1Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
2Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.06Suppl2
The morbidity and mortality rates of conventional surgery for the extensive distal aortic lesions are relatively high. Stent-grafting has been widely used for the diseases of the distal thoracic and abdominal aorta. However, endoleaks, and visceral and spinal cord ischemia due to coverage of critical branches of the distal aorta are major concerns related to this technique. The outcome mostly depends on the proper placement of the proximal part of the graft. Anatomical features of the aneurysmal aorta are the main cause of complications of the stent-grafts.
Keywords : Aortic aneurysm; endovascular repair; stent slipped
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