Complex thoracic aortic disease: single-stage procedure with the frozen elephant trunk technique.

@article{Bartolomeo2010ComplexTA,
  title={Complex thoracic aortic disease: single-stage procedure with the frozen elephant trunk technique.},
  author={Roberto di Bartolomeo and Davide Fiaschi-Pier Mario Pacini and Carlo Savini and Emanuele Pilato and Sof{\`i}a Mart{\`i}n-Su{\`a}rez and Luca Di Marco and Marco di Eusanio},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 6 Suppl},
  pages={S81-5; discussion S86-91}
}
OBJECTIVE Extensive thoracic aortic aneurysms represent a challenging pathology in cardiac surgery. The frozen elephant trunk procedure, combining conventional surgery with endovascular techniques, allows single-stage treatment for such pathology. Here we present our surgical technique and results with the single-stage frozen elephant trunk procedure. METHODS Between January 2007 and December 2009, 67 patients were treated with the frozen elephant trunk procedure in our institution. Mean age… CONTINUE READING

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