Graft Replacement of Distal Arch Aneurysm after Branched Open Stentgraft Method due to Third Time Endoleak

(Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Toon, Japan)

Masahiro Ryugo Hironori Izutani Takumi Yasugi
Mitsugi Nagashima Toru Okamura Fumiaki Shikata
A 71-year-old man had undergone branched open stent grafting for a distal arch aneurysm in May 2006. He subsequently developed multiple episodes of postoperative endoleak successfully treated by TEVAR in January and November 2009. He visited our hospital complaining of back pain in May 2011. Chest computed tomography showed increasing size of the aneurysm and recurrent endoleak of the distal stent graft, and impending rupture of the aneurysm was diagnosed. Considering the technical difficulty of repair by TEVAR, we performed graft replacement of the aneurysm with removal of the previous stent graft. The postoperative course was unremarkable and he was discharged on postoperative day 11.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 41:161-164(2012)

Keywords:Branched Open Stentgraft method, TEVAR, endoleak