Proximal thoracic endograft displacement rescued by balloon-assisted pull-back, external shunting, and in situ fenestration of the left carotid artery


Proximal displacement of thoracic aortic endografts is a catastrophic adverse event, which rarely occurs but is associated with extremely high morbidity and mortality. We describe herein the case of a patient with accidental proximal displacement of a thoracic endograft with occlusion of all supra-aortic branches, successfully rescued by the combination of three advanced endovascular techniques: (1) aggressive pull-back maneuver with a compliant balloon; (2) establishment of an arterio-arterial temporary shunt to the occluded carotid artery over sheaths; and (3) in-situ fenestration of the occluded carotid artery.

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StatusVeröffentlicht - 03.2016
PubMed 25080881