A unique approach to surgical repair in a very high-risk patient with severe peripheral and cerebrovascular occlusive disease, coronary artery disease, chronic renal failue and COPD is described.
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Dacron Patch Aortoplasty for Descending Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm due to Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer
September 1, 2010
November 4, 2009
This video demonstrates the technical aspects involved in a reoperative approach to the aortic root, ascending aorta and aortic arch. Cannulation strategies, pump management and valve/conduit choices are highlighted.
Repair of Aortoesophageal Fistula Arising from a Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer of the Distal Transverse Arch
October 18, 2009
There are several scattered reports in the English literature describing successful repair of aortoesophageal fistulae. In most cases, the patients have had prior surgery involving the esophagus or the descending thoracic aorta, with an intrathoracic anastomosis in close proximity to the descending thoracic aorta.
September 28, 2009
Double aortic arch is the most common of the complete vascular rings, causing tracheo-esophageal compression. This is a case report of a double aortic arch with balanced aortic arches, presenting with extrinsic tracheobronchial obstruction.
June 15, 2009
This video shows the main surgical aspects of the Bentall-De Bono procedure with a new biological composite conduit. This is the case of a 76-year-old man with ascending aorta aneurysm and aortic valve cusp calcification. The composite conduit utilized for aortic root and aortic valve replacement is a prefabricated biological valve, called BioValsalva.
March 29, 2009
March 24, 2009
Minimally invasive VATS enucleation of a proximal esophageal leiomyoma is a safe approach to treat this unusual benign esophageal tumor.
Intramural haematoma of the thoracic aorta. Aortic arch replacement + elephant trunk with antegrade selective cerebral perfusion and moderate hypothermia.
October 14, 2008
The video concerns a 48-year-old patient affected by acute aortic syndrome characterized by an intramural haematoma of the ascending aorta and aortic arch and a type B acute dissection.