Endovascular Applications for Thoracic Aortic Pathologies
In this section, we present six cases of thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The first two cases are “classic” descending aorta aneurysms, whereas the third case is a pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta on a ruptured atherosclerotic plaque, treated with a simple tubular endograft. The fourth case is a rupture of the thoracic aorta. Two acute aortic type B dissection cases were managed with a covered stent-graft to exclude the primary entry tear associated with uncovered stents to cover the remaining aorta. Due to the absence of adequate proximal neck in the first dissection case, a carotid to subclavian bypass was necessary.