Symptomatic collapse of a thoracic aorta endoprosthesis

Gaspar Mestres, Jordi Maeso, Valentin Fernandez, Manel Matas

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Abstract

We present the case of a 40-year-old man who underwent aortic endoprosthesis implantation for a traumatic lesion of the thoracic aorta (Gore TAG, 26 × 100 mm, after the instructions for use for a thoracic aorta of 22-24 mm). At 6 months, he came to the emergency room for a hypertensive crisis and acute pulmonary edema. The chest radiograph and thoracoabdominal computed tomographic angiography study showed collapse of the endoprosthesis and a type I proximal leak. A second TAG graft was inserted within the previously collapsed device, and re-expansion was achieved, with resolution of the initial symptoms. At 3 and 6 months, the patient remained asymptomatic, and there were no new findings on computed tomographic angiography. © 2006 The Society for Vascular Surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1270-1273
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006

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