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.
- Great vessels
- Thoracic aorta
- Vascular prosthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine