Cardiovascular System

Cardiovascular System

ISSN 2052-4358

Open repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysm in the endovascular era

Mina Cheng* and Kin-Yan Lee

*Correspondence: Mina Cheng

Author Affiliations:

 Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Hong Kong.


In this endovascular era, open repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysm is a rare operation in regional hospitals. Adjuncts to the repair including left heart bypass and spinal cord protection remain controversial. This is a presentation of a successful case of open repair of a type II thoracoabdominal aneurysm in a local hospital, and a discussion of the overviews of current medical practice on this issue including the experience of our institute.

Keywords: Thoracoabdominal aneurysm, open repair, left heart bypass

ISSN 2052-4358
Volume 1
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