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Multiple multilayer stents for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm: a possible new tool for aortic endovascular surgery

Authors Tolva V, Bianchi P, Cireni L, Lombardo A, Keller, Parati G, Casana RM

Received 16 April 2012

Accepted for publication 10 May 2012

Published 24 July 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 629—632


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Valerio Stefano Tolva,1,3 Paolo Guy Bianchi,1 Lea Valeria Cireni,1 Alma Lombardo,1 Guido Carlo Keller,1 Gianfranco Parati,2,3 Renato Maria Casana1

1Surgical Department Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, Milan, Italy; 2Department of Cardiology, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Bicocca, Milan, Italy; 3Department of Internal Medicine, San Gerardo Hospital, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Purpose: Endovascular surgery data are confirming the paramount role of modern endovascular tools for a safe and sure exclusion of thoracoabdominal lesions.
Case report: A 57-year-old female presented with severe comorbidity affected by a 58 mm thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). After patient-informed consent and local Ethical Committee and Italian Public Health Ministry authorization, three multilayer stents were implanted in the thoracoabdominal aortic tract, obtaining at a 20-month computed tomography scan follow up, a complete exclusion of the TAAA, with normal patency of visceral vessels.
Conclusion: Multilayer stents can be used in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, with positive results.

Keywords: chimney technique, renal artery stenosis, thoracoabdominal aneurysm, vascular complication

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