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Aortic Arch Replacement With Branched Dacron Graft And Antegrade Stent-Graft Deployment

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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This video shows a “home-made” frozen elephant trunk technique for the treatment of a complex aortic disease involving the arch and the proximal descending aorta. A hybrid procedure was planned.

During moderate hypothermia circulatory arrest the aortic arch was replaced with a branched Dacron graft utilizing the elephant trunk technique. After weaning from CPB, a thoracic stent-graft was deployed antegrade through a branch of the Dacron graft. The elephant trunk was utilized as the proximal neck.

This technique allows treatment of complex aortic disease in a single step, reducing the circulatory arrest time when compared to conventional frozen elephant trunk technique.

This video is available in the CTSNet China Resource Center for CTSNet users who are unable to view videos due to YouTube restrictions.

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