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Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne. 2012 Jun;7(2):132-6. doi: 10.5114/wiitm.2011.26765. Epub 2012 Jan 26.

Hybrid procedure in a patient with symptomatic thoraco-abdominal aneurysm and prior abdominal aortic reconstruction - case report.

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  • 1Department of General and Vascular Surgery and Angiology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland.


Open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is connected with high mortality and morbidity. On the other hand, endovascular treatment of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms, which started 10 years ago, reduced perioperative mortality and morbidity. However, it results in a high level of late complications. It seems that an interesting solution to the problem is a hybrid procedure, which allows late complications to be reduced with acceptable levels of operative mortality and morbidity. This case report presents the use of a hybrid procedure in treatment of symptomatic thoraco-abdominal aneurysm in a patient with prior abdominal aortic reconstruction. In the first stage the patient underwent open revascularization of visceral vessels of the aorta. One week later a thoraco-abdominal stent-graft was implanted. The perioperative and postoperative period was uncomplicated. Two months after the second intervention the patient returned to work. Control imaging conducted 30 and 90 days after the procedure confirmed patency of all revascularized vessels and did not reveal any graft-related complications. The hybrid procedure seems to be an interesting alternative for open and endovascular repair of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms because it combines the advantages of open and endovascular repair. It also gives an opportunity to perform the procedure within a reasonable period of time from diagnosis of symptomatic thoraco-abdominal aneurysm.


abdominal aortic aneurysm; endovascular aortic repair; hybrid procedure; open aortic repair; thoraco-abdominal aneurysm

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