Treatment of traumatic false aneurysm of the thoracic aorta with endoluminal grafts

Deshpande, Arvind, Mossop, Peter, Gurry, John, Frydman, Gary, Matalanis, George, Walker, Philip, Meckechnie, Sunderland and Denton, Michael (1998) Treatment of traumatic false aneurysm of the thoracic aorta with endoluminal grafts. Journal of Endovascular Surgery, 5 2: 120-125. doi:10.1583/1074-6218(1998)005<0120:TOTFAO>2.0.CO;2

Author Deshpande, Arvind
Mossop, Peter
Gurry, John
Frydman, Gary
Matalanis, George
Walker, Philip
Meckechnie, Sunderland
Denton, Michael
Title Treatment of traumatic false aneurysm of the thoracic aorta with endoluminal grafts
Journal name Journal of Endovascular Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1074-6218
Publication date 1998-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1583/1074-6218(1998)005<0120:TOTFAO>2.0.CO;2
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 120
End page 125
Total pages 6
Place of publication Lawrence, KS, United States
Publisher Allen Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: Traumatic false aneurysms of the thoracic aorta presenting at a time remote from the original injury are a rare but complex problem. The treatment of a traumatic false aneurysm by endovascular techniques may offer many advantages over conventional open surgery.

Methods and Results: Two male patients presented with traumatic false aneurysm of the thoracic aorta after being treated emergently for visceral injuries from a gunshot wound in one and an automobile accident in the other. In both cases, the aneurysm was situated so that only the T11 intercostal artery would be sacrificed by endoluminal exclusion. Commercially available endoluminal stent-grafts (Talent) were deployed successfully. Recovery in both patients was rapid and uneventful with no neurological sequelae. Spiral computed tomographic scans at 1 year indicated sustained aneurysm exclusion and satisfactory endograft position.

Conclusions: A customized endoluminal stent-graft can be used with great accuracy to exclude thoracic false aneurysms, avoiding the potential complexity and morbidity of an open thoracic approach.
Keyword Talent system
Endovascular grafting
Thoracic aneurysm
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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