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J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1999 Jun;40(3):417-20.

Descending aorta substitution with expandable ends prosthesis. Case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, IRCCS San Matteo, University of Pavia, Italy.


A case of esophageal cancer infiltrating the left bronchus pars membranacea and the aneurysmal aortic wall was resected en bloc with the bronchial and aortic wall. Descending aorta was substituted by means of a Dacron prosthesis fitted with expandable devices at both ends, allowing a very significant reduction of the clamping time and simplification of this part of the procedure.

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