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Repair of Extensive Aortic Aneurysms: A Single-Center Experience Using the Elephant Trunk Technique Over 20 Years

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Estrera, Anthony L.; Sandhu, Harleen K.; Miller, Charles C.; Charlton-Ouw, Kristofer; Nguyen, Tom C.; Afifi, Rana O.; Azizzadeh, Ali; Safi, Hazim J.

This retrospective review reports on single-institution results for management of aneurysms involving the entire aorta using a 2-stage elephant trunk technique.  288 pts had only a first stage operation, and 157 pts underwent a complete 2 stage repair.  Mortality was 9.1% and stroke rate after stage 1 was 3.4%.   Mortality prior to 2nd stage repair was 18%.

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