A staged replacement of the entire aorta from the ascending arch to the hypogastric arteries using a hybrid approach

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Abstract

Combined open and endovascular hybrid procedures can be used to treat complex aortic pathology. This article reports a five-stage hybrid repair for a complex thoracoabdominal aneurysm with dissection in a 57-year-old man. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of replacement and exclusion of the entire native human aorta from the root to the iliac bifurcations using a combined open and endovascular approach without neurologic complication. Bilateral hypogastric and femoral circulation was preserved. Aggressive spinal protective measures, including spinal drainage, motor-evoked potentials, and prevention of intraoperative and perioperative hypotension, were used during this staged approach.

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