Combined Open and Endovascular Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection

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A 62-year-old man with an acute Stanford type A dissection underwent successful emergent replacement of the ascending aorta. The patient was readmitted with a left pleural effusion and complex dissection in the arch and descending thoracic aorta. A hybrid surgical procedure was performed involving complete arch transposition, followed by arch and descending aortic stenting, with a good result. The surgical management and techniques are reviewed.

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