Endografting of the thoracic aorta:.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Thoracic aortic dissections, ruptures, fistulae, and aneurysms pose a unique surgical challenge. Traditional repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms involves thoracotomy with graft interposition. Despite advances in perioperative care and both total and partial cardiopulmonary bypass, conventional surgery carries a significant morbidity and mortality… (More)

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