Ever since the first hybrid prosthesis was used for a total aortic arch replacement, many other techniques have been developed to comply with the need for the treatment of a wide spectrum of patients and their clinical pictures. We hereby provide an overview of the most popular surgical techniques to perform a frozen elephant trunk, including our tailored approach revolving around the antegrade deployment of a Gore C-TAG endovascular stent graft sutured to a four-branched vascular prosthesis. This technique was applied to three cases of acute type A aortic dissection. Although our small series of patients consists of acute aortic dissections only, this technique could be applied to any other aortic arch pathology, such as chronic dissections or aneurysms. Moreover, we believe that, because of the individually tailored approach and widespread availability of the necessary materials, this technique can reveal itself useful in many different operative scenarios.

Frozen Elephant Trunk: Technical Overview and Our Experience with a Patient-Tailored Approach / Gallingani, A.; Venturini, A.; Scarpanti, M.; Mangino, D.; Formica, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 11:4(2022), p. 1120.1120. [10.3390/jcm11041120]

Frozen Elephant Trunk: Technical Overview and Our Experience with a Patient-Tailored Approach

Scarpanti M.;Formica F.
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2022

Abstract

Ever since the first hybrid prosthesis was used for a total aortic arch replacement, many other techniques have been developed to comply with the need for the treatment of a wide spectrum of patients and their clinical pictures. We hereby provide an overview of the most popular surgical techniques to perform a frozen elephant trunk, including our tailored approach revolving around the antegrade deployment of a Gore C-TAG endovascular stent graft sutured to a four-branched vascular prosthesis. This technique was applied to three cases of acute type A aortic dissection. Although our small series of patients consists of acute aortic dissections only, this technique could be applied to any other aortic arch pathology, such as chronic dissections or aneurysms. Moreover, we believe that, because of the individually tailored approach and widespread availability of the necessary materials, this technique can reveal itself useful in many different operative scenarios.
Frozen Elephant Trunk: Technical Overview and Our Experience with a Patient-Tailored Approach / Gallingani, A.; Venturini, A.; Scarpanti, M.; Mangino, D.; Formica, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 11:4(2022), p. 1120.1120. [10.3390/jcm11041120]
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