Should the "elephant trunk" be skeletonized? Total arch replacement combined with stented elephant trunk implantation for Stanford type A aortic dissection.

@article{Liu2006ShouldT,
  title={Should the "elephant trunk" be skeletonized? Total arch replacement combined with stented elephant trunk implantation for Stanford type A aortic dissection.},
  author={Zhigang Liu and Li-zhong Sun and Qian Kun Chang and Junming Zhu and Chao Dong and Chun-tao Yu and Yong-min Liu and Hai-tao Zhang},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={
          107-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To eliminate the residual false lumen in the descending thoracic aorta and improve long-term outcomes of surgical intervention for Stanford type A aortic dissection, we performed the skeletonized "elephant trunk" procedure in the ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement combined with transaortic stented graft implantation into the descending aorta for both acute and chronic type A aortic dissection, and the short-term results were compared. METHODS Between April 2003 and… CONTINUE READING
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