An 85-year-old woman was hospitalized by emergency for an acute Stanford type A aortic dissection. Computed tomography showed a primary entry on the ascending aorta and pericardial effusion. Although her hemodynamics was unstable due to cardiac shock, her family wished no open surgery considering her age and frailty. A couple of days later, her condition became stabilized with antihypertensive therapy. Since the dissection was limited within the ascending aorta, closure of the entry with the stentgraft was considered appropriate and much less invasive as compared with an open surgery. After obtaining informed consent with her family, thoracic endovascular aortic repair was performed with Gore C-TAG with 2-debranch. The procedure was completed without complications and the entry closure was confirmed by aortography. Her postoperative course was uneventful. Her physical activity restored to the preoperative level and she was discharged.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2016|
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