The elephant trunk technique: A new complication

Eugenio Neri, Thomas Toscano, Giacomo Frati, Carlo Sassi

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We describe a complication that occurred during the 2nd stage of an "elephant trunk" aortic replacement. The patient was a 58-year-old woman who had undergone graft replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic arch with the elephant trunk technique for an acute, Stanford type-A aortic dissection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001



  • Anastomosis, surgical/methods
  • Aneurysm, dissecting/surgery
  • Aorta, thoracic/surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm/surgery
  • Blood vessel prosthesis/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Neri, E., Toscano, T., Frati, G., & Sassi, C. (2001). The elephant trunk technique: A new complication. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 28(3), 220-222.