Simplified thoracic aortic aneurysm repair

Marco Pocar, Pino Fundarò, Francesco Donatelli

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Descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic operations still represent a challenge for the cardiovascular surgeon. In recent years, endovascular stent grafting has become a popular alternative to a conventional operation in selected patients, but is not always readily available or is technically contraindicated; also, long-term results are unknown. We describe a simplified surgical technique to secure a standard vascular prosthesis by performing a modified "elephant trunk" operation and discuss potential indications for its application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2199-2200
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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