Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2021 • VOLUME 27 • №1

Removal of ascending aortic dissection and residual blood flow after transcatheter isolation of descending aortic dissection

Gordeev M.L., Uspenskiy V.E., Rubinchik V.E., Kotin A.N., Skripnik A.Yu., Zverev D.A.

Scientific Research Laboratory of Surgery for Cardiac Defects and Ischaemic Heart Disease, National Medical Research Centre named after V.A. Almazov under the RF Ministry of Public Health, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Presented herein is a clinical case report concerning successful simultaneous surgical treatment of a female patient with a complication after transcatheter treatment for chronic dissection of the descending portion of the thoracic aorta. The woman was subjected to elective transcatheter isolation of chronic dissection of the descending thoracic aorta using a stent graft with complete coverage of the zone of the origin of the left subclavian artery. Repeat control imaging studies several months after the intervention revealed residual blood flow through the false channel, directed retrogradely from the distal edge of the stent graft to the left subclavian artery. Besides, the patient was also found to have local dissection of the distal part of the ascending aorta (zone 0). An operative intervention was performed: sternotomy, prosthetic repair of the ascending portion of the aorta and part of the aortic arch, as well as transposition of the left subclavian artery to the left common carotid artery. The control imaging studies confirmed radical removal of the false aneurysm of the ascending aorta and the presence of total thrombosis of the false channel at the level of the stent graft.

KEY WORDS: aneurysm, aorta, thoracic aorta, subclavian artery, dissection, stent.

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