Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol48,No2

Endovascular Repair Prior to Total Aortic Arch Replacement for Stanford A Acute Aortic Dissection with Abdominal Organ Ischemia
Yoshiki Endo* Yoshihito Irie* Tsuyoshi Fujimiya*
Akinobu Kitagawa*

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Iwaki Kyouritsu Hospital*, Iwaki, Japan)

A 47-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of chest and back pain. Enhanced CT scan revealed Stanford type A acute aortic dissection. The celiac artery(CA)was not enhanced and the superior mesenteric artery(SMA)appeared on the delayed phase. There was a small amount of pericardial effusion. Blood gas analysis showed metabolic acidosis. To treat mesenteric malperfusion, we initially performed thoracic endovascular aortic repair(TEVAR)by the PETTICOAT technique and stenting to CA and SMA. The acidosis gradually normalized after TEVAR. We then performed surgical central repair(total arch replacement). He temporarily showed paraplegia after the operation but soon recovered by treatment for spinal ischemia. He was discharged 68 days post operatively without any complication. Surgical central repair is not always effective for treating organ ischemia, so endovascular repair before surgical operation is sometimes taken into consideration.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 48:138-141(2019)

Keywords:type A acute aortic dissection;malperfusion;central repair;paraplesia;PETTICOAT technique

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