Spinal cord protection during a thoracoabdominal aortic repair for a chronic type B aortic dissection using the aortic tailoring strategy.

@article{Mutsuga2010SpinalCP,
  title={Spinal cord protection during a thoracoabdominal aortic repair for a chronic type B aortic dissection using the aortic tailoring strategy.},
  author={Masato Mutsuga and Yuji Narita and Yoshimori Araki and Atsuo Maekawa and Hideki Oshima and Akihiko Usui and Yuichi Ueda},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={15-9}
}
This study evaluated the clinical advantage of a novel technique to reconstruct a true lumen with aortic wall tailoring for aortic repair (aortic tailoring) or the reimplantation of intercostal arteries (vascular tube) in a chronic type B aortic dissection. Thirty-three consecutive extended thoracoabdominal aortic repairs have been performed for chronic type B dissection since 2000. The novel strategy was applied in 17 cases since 2004 including eight cases of aortic repair (group A) and nine… CONTINUE READING