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Complete Transfemoral Endovascular Repair with Homemade Steerable Sheath of Intercostal Artery Patch Aneurysm after Open Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Published:March 04, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2022.01.019
      The aim of this paper is to describe a case of complete transfemoral approach for endovascular treatment of a large intercostal patch aneurysm with custom-made stent-graft in a patient with Loeys-Dietz syndrome and previous multiple aortic operations.
      Three aortic components were used to exclude a 65-mm intercostal patch aneurysm. Because of the reimplantation site of supra-aortic trunks in a previous open arch repair, we used a complete transfemoral approach with a homemade steerable sheath to deliver all the renovisceral bridging stents through the downward side-branches. No major complications were registered. A 6-month follow-up resulted uneventfully, and an initial shrinkage of the aneurysmal lesion was found.
      The use of a homemade steerable sheath was safe and effective for catheterization and stenting of all the target vessels through the downward side branches.
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