Contemporary analysis of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair: a comparison of endovascular and open techniques.

@article{Greenberg2008ContemporaryAO,
  title={Contemporary analysis of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair: a comparison of endovascular and open techniques.},
  author={Roy K. Greenberg and Qingsheng Lu and Eric E. Roselli and Lars Georg Svensson and Michael C. Moon and Adri{\'a}n V Hern{\'a}ndez and Joseph F Dowdall and Marcelo P Cury and Catherine Y. Francis and Kathryn Pfaff and Daniel G. Clair and Kenneth Ouriel and Bruce Whitney Lytle},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 8},
  pages={808-17}
}
BACKGROUND Endovascular repair of thoracic aneurysm has demonstrated low risks of mortality and spinal cord ischemia (SCI), but few large series have been published on endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, and reports suffer from a lack of accurate comparison with similar open surgical procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS A consecutive cohort of patients with thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms treated electively with endovascular repair (ER) or surgical repair (SR) techniques between… CONTINUE READING

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