Stent graft modification with mini-cuff reinforced fenestrations for urgent repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

Gustavo S. Oderich, Javairiah Fatima, Peter Gloviczki

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Abstract

Fenestrated endografts require 6 to 8 weeks for device customization, and off-the-shelf devices are not yet available and may not be of easy access for urgent repair of complex aneurysms. We describe a technique of stent graft modification in a high-risk male patient with two prior open aortic repairs, end ileostomy, and a rapidly enlarging 10-cm supra-graft type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. A Z-stent thoracic stent graft was modified on-site using mini-cuff reinforced fenestrations to incorporate the visceral arteries and improve overlap at the side branch attachment sites. After successful repair, the patient was discharged at 4 days without complications and with patent branched stent grafts without endoleak. On-site modifications of endografts may allow urgent endovascular treatment of complex aortic aneurysms in high-risk patients who are not good candidates for open repair or who do not have access to manufactured fenestrated devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1522-1526
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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