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Endovascular management of pseudoaneurysm formation in the ascending aorta following lung transplantation. J Endovasc Ther 2012 Feb;19(1):52-7

Date

02/09/2012

Pubmed ID

22313202

DOI

10.1583/11-3601.1

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84863115519   14 Citations

Abstract

PURPOSE: To demonstrate the role of endovascular approaches to the ascending aorta in the post-transplant context.

CASE REPORTS: Three patients (2 women and 1 man aged 52, 68, and 43 years, respectively) developed pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta following thoracic organ transplantation. Due to the prohibitive risk of open surgery in each case, an endovascular repair of the ascending aorta was performed, with implantation of 1 to 3 stent-grafts to span the lesions. Follow-up imaging demonstrated complete exclusion of the pseudoaneurysms, with excellent outcomes at 4 months, 6 months, and 3 years.

CONCLUSION: Stent-grafting of the ascending aorta represents a viable approach to pseudoaneurysm in the post-transplant setting.

Author List

Joyce DL, Singh SK, Mallidi HR, Dake MD

Author

David L. Joyce MD Associate Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Aged
Aneurysm, False
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Endovascular Procedures
Female
Humans
Lung Transplantation
Male
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Stents
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome