Endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections.

  title={Endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections.},
  author={James I. Fann and D. C. Miller},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={79 3},
Various endovascular techniques have become viable therapeutic alternatives in the treatment of patients with many types of descending thoracic aortic pathology and aortic dissections. Descending thoracic aortic aneurysms can be successfully treated using stent grafts. This technique is less invasive and is associated with acceptable morbidity and mortality rates. Patients who are particularly likely to benefit include the very elderly population; those with markedly compromised cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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