Stent Grafting Using Matsui-Kitamura Stents for Patients with Distal Aortic Arch Aneurysm

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Junetsu Akasaka Kiichiro Kumagai Koichi Tabayashi
Although several methods of stent grafting for patients with distal aortic arch aneurysm have been reported, these methods had several complications such as endoleak, migration, or cerebrovascular accident. We developed a new stent grafting method using the MK stent-graft (Matsui-Kitamura stent-graft, Kitamura Inc., Kanazawa, Japan) following bypass grafting of arch vessels under left heart bypass. We performed this method for 3 patients associated with severe pulmonary dysfunction or renal dysfunction. There were no postoperative complications, endoleak or migration. All 3 patients were discharged in good condition. It is concluded that this method might be useful method for patients with distal aortic arch aneurysm complicated by severe organ dysfunction, or in elderly patients.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 33: 87-89 (2004)