A Successful Case of Endovascular Treatment with Occlusion Stent Graft for Aortic Aneurysm Associated with Aortitis Syndrome

iDepartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japanj

Yuki Seto Hirono Satokawa Yoichi Sato
Shinya Takase Hitoshi Yokoyama
A 46-year-old man was given a diagnosis of hypertension about 20 years previously. At age 41, aortitis syndrome was diagnosed, with descending thoracic aortic aneurysm and the coarctation of abdominal aorta by CT scan. He then underwent surgery to replace the descending thoracic aortic aneurysm and right axillo-bifemoral bypass. Recently, a thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm was pointed out at the distal site of the graft and, he was referred to our institute. We occluded the distal end of the aneurysm using an endoluminal occlusion stent graft. Today, in most cases of aortopathy associated with aortitis syndrome, surgical replacement of the aneurysms and extra-anatomical bypass is performed. An endovascular stent graft treatment combined with extra-anatomical bypass could be useful for various aortic disorders.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 38:266-269i2009j