Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol44,No1

A Case of TEVAR for Spontaneous Rupture of the Aortic Arch

Yusuke Souma Takayuki Tatebayashi and Sakashi Noji
Takeshi Yoshii and Yuji Naito

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Higashiyamato Hospital, Tokyo, Japan)

A 75-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to sudden onset of chest pain. Computerized tomography showed penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer at the distal arch and hematoma around the aortic arch, therefore we diagnosed spontaneous rupture of the aortic arch. He had a history of previous CABG and multiple cerebral infarction with diffuse cerebral arteries. Open surgery under deep hypothermia, circulatory arrest and cerebral perfusion was considered to be difficult and too invasive, therefore we performed debranching TEVAR. Postoperative cerebellar infarction occurred, but he was discharged 29 days after surgery. TEVAR is especially useful for treatment of spontaneous rupture of the aorta in high-risk patients.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 44:37-40(2015)

Keywords:spontaneous aortic rupture;TEVAR;stroke

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