In this brief review, the authors elaborate on status quo of the use of endovascular stent grafts in the management of patients with connective tissue disorders. Because the radial force and circumferential stress on the native aorta remains a signficant issue that leads to stent graft failure, open surgical repair remains the gold standard in most o
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Thoracoabdominal Aortic Surgery
Aortic Endovascular Stenting in Patients With Systemic Connective Tissue Disorders: Does the Prohibitive Dogma Still Stand Tall?
August 3, 2019
Optimal Occlusion Pattern for Minimally Invasive Staged Segmental Artery Coil Embolization in a Chronic Porcine Model
July 24, 2019
In this experimental study on segmental artery coil embolization, the authors examined the optimal occlusion pattern to reduce the risk of spinal cord ischemia during thoracoabdominal aortic repair.
June 16, 2019
Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair began in Houston, Texas, with pioneer surgeons such as Drs Michael E. DeBakey, Denton A. Cooley, and E. Stanley Crawford. Their early attempts to repair TAAA were complicated by risk of renal and spinal cord ischemia and difficulty in reattaching the branching vessels of the thoracoabdominal aorta.
June 2, 2019
The NEJM published the long-term results of the OVER study of open repair (OR) versus endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) on May 30.
April 12, 2019
Currently no frozen elephant trunk (FET) prosthesis are readily available in the United States. This University of Colorado team developed a surgical technique to simplify the FET procedure, termed the Buffalo Trunk, which obviates the need for a hybrid graft and decreases operating times.
First US Patient Treated With Cook Medical’s Recently Approved Zenith® Dissection Endovascular System
March 29, 2019
Cook Medical announced that Dr Joseph Lombardi in New Jersey treated the first patient in the US using the newly approved Zenith® Dissection Endovascular System as part of the device's commercial launch.
Equations Estimating the Pre-Dissected Diameter of the Ascending Aorta for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
March 23, 2019
To date, there has been no unianimous method to calculate the diameter of the aorta prior to the occurence of type A aortic dissection. In this study, reseachers from Osaka, Japan, reported the efforts in developing equations for estimating the predissection diameters of the ascending aorta and the arch based on postdissection measurements.
Sex-Related Differences in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Evidence From the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative
March 21, 2019
Researchers of the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative (CTAC) analyzed the operative outcomes in 1653 patients (30% women) undergoing thoracic aortic surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest between 2002 and 2017 in 10 institutions.
February 13, 2019
In this paper, Dr Coselli and colleagues analyzed their experience with spinal cord deficit (SCD) after 1114 extent II open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairs performed from 1991-2017.
European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Abdominal Aortoiliac Artery Aneurysms
February 8, 2019
The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery published The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2019 clinical practice guidelines on the management of abdominal aortoiliac artery aneurysms.