ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A novel method for cannulation of the short limb of aortic stent grafts during endovascular aneurysm repair: Göçer technique
Hakan Göçer1, Ahmet Barış Durukan2
1Department of Cardiology, Medical Park Uşak Hospital, Uşak, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Park Uşak Hospital, Uşak, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.19817
Cannulation of the shorter limb of an abdominal aortic endograft can be demanding. Confirmation of the accurate cannulation is equally challenging. Interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons may encounter certain difficulties during this procedure. In particular, cardiologists have a wide variety of experience in interventions from coronary practice. This novel method we describe herein consists of peripheral balloon usage in wiring the short limb of an aortic stent graft. In this method, an over-the-wire peripheral balloon is employed to centralize the wire at the gate of the short limb. The centralized wire in three-dimensional arterial lumen can cross the short limb of the graft easily.
Keywords : Abdominal, aortic aneurysm, catheterization, endovascular procedure
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