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Int J Gen Med. 2012;5:629-32. doi: 10.2147/IJGM.S33008. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

Multiple multilayer stents for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm: a possible new tool for aortic endovascular surgery.

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Surgical Department Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, Milan, Italy.



Endovascular surgery data are confirming the paramount role of modern endovascular tools for a safe and sure exclusion of thoracoabdominal lesions.


A 57-year-old female presented with severe comorbidity affected by a 58 mm thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). After patient-informed consent and local Ethical Committee and Italian Public Health Ministry authorization, three multilayer stents were implanted in the thoracoabdominal aortic tract, obtaining at a 20-month computed tomography scan follow up, a complete exclusion of the TAAA, with normal patency of visceral vessels.


Multilayer stents can be used in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, with positive results.


chimney technique; renal artery stenosis; thoracoabdominal aneurysm; vascular complication

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