Jason T. Lee

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  • Current status of thoracic aortic endograft repair SURGICAL CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Lee, J. T., White, R. A. 2004; 84 (5): 1295-?

    Abstract:

    The advent and success of endovascular repair of abdominal aneurysms had led to the development of catheter-based techniques to treat thoracic aortic pathology. Such diseases, including thoracic aortic aneurysms, acute and chronic type B dissections,penetrating aortic ulcers, and traumatic aortic transection, challenge surgeons to perform complex operative repairs in high-risk patients. The minimally invasive nature of thoracic endografting may provide an attractive alternative therapy especially in patients deemed unfit for thoracotomy. A worldwide review of thoracic endografting demonstrates encouraging short- and midterm outcomes with significant reductions in morbidity and early mortality.Long-term surveillance will be crucial to discover complications unique to thoracic endovascular interventions and to determine which patients are appropriate candidates for stent-graft therapy.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.suc.2004.04.012

    View details for Web of Science ID 000224296400007

    View details for PubMedID 15364556

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