Clampless and Sutureless Hybrid Technique for Aortic Arch Debranching on a Porcelain Aorta

Giorgio L. Poletto, Liam Musto, Efrem Civilini, Pierluigi Giorgetti

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Abstract

An innovative hybrid approach to the supraaortic vessels in a porcelain aorta and severe fibrotic tissue reaction at the neck is described. The technique is demonstrated in an 80-year-old woman with previous several carotid operations but still experiencing recurrent transient ischemic attacks. Clinical success was achieved at midterm follow-up, demonstrating the efficacy of hybrid treatment for this high-risk patient. Novel prosthetic vascular grafts that can be applied without cross-clamping may also provide a solution to approaching a porcelain aorta and difficult anatomies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2395-2397
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume101
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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