A method for repair of aortic dissection originating in the transverse arch using two sutureless intraluminal prostheses

E. Thompson, Hartzell V Schaff

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Abstract

We present a method for repair of ascending aortic dissections that originate in the transverse aortic arch. The technique utilizes two sutureless intraluminal prostheses, which are joined together and inserted during hypothermic ciculatory arrest. A diamond-shaped opening between the two grafts is anastomosed about the orifices of the brachiocephalic arteries. This method affords the advantage of excluding the intimal tear, thereby preventing further propagation of the dissection. Additionally, the method offers the time-saving advantage of the sutureless prosthetic rings for the proximal and distal anastomoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-659
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume123
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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