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Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Oct;96(4):1496-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.115.

Hybrid repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysm: a two-stage approach.

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Department of Cardiac Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address:


Despite higher standards of perioperative care and refinements in operative techniques, conventional open repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms (TAAAs) is still associated with remarkable morbidity and mortality rates. Hybrid procedures as an option to traditional surgical procedures are still debated, especially in elderly patients with severe comorbidities. We report the experience of our institution using a hybrid technique in a subgroup of high-risk patients in an attempt to improve the results.



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