Pan-aortic hybrid treatment of mega-aorta syndrome.
Hybrid procedures combining traditional open and newer endovascular techniques are increasingly used to treat complex aortic disease. We present a novel approach for total aortic replacement, including hybrid repair of the arch and thoracoabdominal aorta, in a patient with "mega-aorta syndrome." A two-stage approach using a valve-sparing aortic root replacement, total arch replacement (stage I elephant trunk), and left carotid-axillary bypass was used to treat the root, proximal-mid arch, and left subclavian aneurysmal pathology. This was followed by a hybrid distal arch/Extent II thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair 3 months later. After 15 months follow-up, the patient remains asymptomatic with an intact repair, no endoleak, and normal ventricular and aortic valve function. This case demonstrates a novel "pan-aortic" hybrid approach for repair of extensive thoracic aortic disease.
Shah, AA; Bhattacharya, SD; McCann, RL; Hughes, GC
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