Julio A Rodriquez-Lopez

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BACKGROUND The objective of our study is to determine the feasibility of thoracic aortic endografting in octogenarians. METHODS Between 2000 and 2006 a total of 504 consecutive patients from two high-volume institutions underwent thoracic endoluminal graft repair for various thoracic aortic pathologies. The following devices were used: Gore TAG (W.L.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with endoluminal stent graft repair of aortobronchial fistulas. METHODS We reviewed the records of patients treated with endoluminal stent grafting of aortobronchial fistulas at a private teaching hospital. All patients underwent the following diagnostic studies: computed tomography, angiography, bronchoscopy, and(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the feasibility and safety of thoracic endografting in the octogenarian population. METHODS Between February 2000 and August 2005, 249 patients with a mean age of 69+/-12.3 years (range 23-91) underwent thoracic endografting. Forty-four patients (27 males and 17 females) were octogenarians with a mean age of 84+/-2.7 years.(More)
OBJECTIVE Retrograde type A dissection during or after endoluminal graft repair of the descending thoracic aorta is a potentially lethal complication unique to thoracic endografting. Our aim is to increase its awareness and to review possible etiological factors. METHODS Two hundred and eighty-seven patients with different thoracic aortic pathologies were(More)
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