Two-Stage Endovascular Repair for Concurrent Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcers of the Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta

Abstract

We report a case of concurrent saccular aneurysms caused by a penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the thoracic and abdominal aorta that were successfully treated by staged endovascular repair. Even though surgical open repair or endovascular repair is the treatment option, use of endovascular repair is now accepted as an alternative treatment to surgery in selected patients. To prevent contrast medium-induced nephropathy and spinal cord ischemia caused by a simultaneous endovascular procedure, a saccular aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta was excluded by stent graft, followed by the placement of a bifurcated stent graft in the infrarenal abdominal aorta one month later.

DOI: 10.5090/kjtcs.2013.46.5.365

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@inproceedings{Kong2013TwoStageER, title={Two-Stage Endovascular Repair for Concurrent Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcers of the Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta}, author={Joon Hyuk Kong and Kang Seok Baek and Woo Hyung Kwun and Young Hwan Kim and Duk-Sil Kim and Sung-Wan Kim}, booktitle={The Korean journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={2013} }