Long-term outcomes after entry closure and aneurysmal wall plication for type B aortic dissection.

@article{Miyamoto2008LongtermOA,
  title={Long-term outcomes after entry closure and aneurysmal wall plication for type B aortic dissection.},
  author={Yuji Miyamoto and Toshihiro Ohata and Masataka Mitsuno and Mitsuhiro Yamamura and Hiroe Tanaka and Yasuhiko Kobayashi and Masaaki Ryomoto and Shinya Fukui},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={152-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the long-term outcomes after entry closure and aneurysmal wall plication for type B chronic dissecting aortic aneurysm. This procedure uses no artificial graft and preserves all intercostal arteries. METHODS We reviewed the records of 40 consecutive patients who underwent this procedure between September 1983 and December 2002. The mean age at operation was 60+/-12 years (range, 38-79 years). The mean follow-up period was 9.8+/-5.1 years (range, 4-23 years). Follow-up was… CONTINUE READING

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