ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Treatment of aortic arch aneurysms: Open surgery or hybrid procedure?
Orhan Gökalp1, Levent Yılık1, Hasan İner2, Yüksel Beşir1, Nihan Karakaş Yeşilkaya2, Kazım Ergüneş2, Banu Lafcı2, Ali Gürbüz1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.15391
Background: This study aims to compare the results of hybrid procedure and open surgery for the treatment of aortic arch aneurysms.

Methods: Twenty-six p atients (21 m ales, 5 females; m ean a ge 56.6±12.4 years; range, 20 to 83 years) who underwent total aortic arch replacement for aortic arch aneurysm between January 2004 and January 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups: open conventional surgery group (group 1, n=15) and hybrid procedure (total debranching of the aortic arch and simultaneous endovascular stent) group (group 2, n=11). Survival rates and need for reoperation were compared between the groups.

Results: The hybrid procedure was found to be more favorable in terms of postoperative revision, extubation period, and drainage amounts. However, there was no statistically significant difference in the survival rates, need for reoperation, and major adverse cardiovascular events between the groups.

Conclusion: Our study results suggest that conventional open surgery and hybrid procedure are similar in terms of survival and short-to-mid-term results in patients undergoing total aortic arch replacement for aortic arch aneurysm.

Keywords : Aortic arcus aneurysm; conventional open surgery; hybrid procedure
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