Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol44,No4

A Case of Urgent Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair with the Double-Chimney Graft Technique for a Ruptured Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Kota Shukuzawa Naoki Toya Yasutake Momokawa
Soichiro Fukushima Tadashi Akiba Takao Ohki

(Department of Surgery, Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Kashiwa, Japan, and Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine*, Tokyo, Japan)

A 73-year-old woman suffered from ruptured aortic arch aneurysm into mediastinum. The patient was treated by thoracic endovascular aortic repair with the double-chimney graft technique. Three days later, computed tomography(CT)revealed type 1a endoleak(EL)between the chimney grafts. Ten days later, the patient was treated by coil embolization of the aneurysm from the left subclavian artery. The patient recovered, and was without aortic aneurysm events during six months of follow up. 


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 44:228-231(2015)

Keywords:ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm;TEVAR;chimney technique;endoleak;coil embolization

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