Late thoracic pseudo-aneurysm causing collapse of vascular prostheses

Maurizio Salati, Andrea Moneta, Francesco Donatelli

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The outcome of patients with thoracic vascular prostheses is usually uneventful. We report two cases of collapse of thoracic vascular prostheses which occurred ten and forty years, respectively, after the implantation. The diagnoses were obtained preoperatively by CT-scan or NMR and angiography. Both patients were successfully treated with prosthetic replacement by an open approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Great vessels
  • Thoracic aorta
  • Vascular prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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