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Commentary: A Tale of Two Operations

Published:October 19, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2022.10.006
      Ultra-hybrid repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms provides satisfactory results in this high-risk population, however, traditional open repair remains the gold standard.
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      • Ultra-Hybrid Repair: Open Thoracoabdominal Completion After Descending Stent Grafting
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          To characterize patient risk profiles and outcomes associated with staged ultra-hybrid repair of extensive aortic disease, in which open thoracoabdominal completion was performed after thoracic stent grafting. From 1/2006 to 1/2021, 92 patients underwent open thoracoabdominal repair of chronic dissection (n=58, 63%), degenerative aneurysm (n=28, 30%), endoleak (n=4, 4.3%), or symptomatic acute type B dissection (n=2, 2.2%) after descending thoracic stent grafting (69, 75%), frozen elephant trunk (5, 5%), or both (18, 20%).
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