The frozen elephant trunk: an interesting hybrid endovascular-surgical technique to treat complex pathologies of the thoracic aorta

Schoenhoff, Florian S; Schmidli, Juerg; Eckstein, Friedrich S; Berdat, Pascal A; Immer, Franz F; Carrel, Thierry P (2007). The frozen elephant trunk: an interesting hybrid endovascular-surgical technique to treat complex pathologies of the thoracic aorta. Journal of vascular surgery, 45(3), pp. 597-9. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jvs.2006.10.038

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The treatment of complex aortic pathologies involving the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, and the descending aorta remains a challenging issue in aortic surgery. The frozen elephant trunk procedure effectively combines surgical and interventional technologies in the treatment of extensive aortic aneurysms and dissections. We present two patients with complex aortic lesions involving all three segments of the thoracic aorta. The device used in our series is the new E-vita open hybrid prosthesis consisting of a proximal woven polyester tube and a distal self-expandable nitinol stent graft, which can be delivered antegrade into the descending aorta.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Schönhoff, Florian; Schmidli, Jürg; Eckstein, Friedrich Stefan; Berdat, Pascal; Immer, Franz F. and Carrel, Thierry

ISSN:

0741-5214

ISBN:

17321346

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jvs.2006.10.038

PubMed ID:

17321346

Web of Science ID:

000244547900031

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23959 (FactScience: 45425)

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