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2019 Dec

J Vasc Surg



Anatomic suitability for “off-the-shelf” thoracic single side-branched endograft in patients with type B aortic dissection.


Magee GA, Veranyan N, Kuo EC, Ham S W, Ziegler KR, Weaver FA, Fleischman F, Bowdish ME, Han SM
J Vasc Surg. 2019 Dec; 70(6):1776-1781.
PMID: 31248760.


Treatment of type B aortic dissections with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been adopted in many centers with the goal of covering the proximal entry tear. Coverage of the left subclavian artery (LSCA) is commonly required to achieve a dissection-free proximal seal zone. A novel thoracic single side-branched (TSSB) endograft device offers a potential off-the-shelf option to achieve total endovascular incorporation of LSCA during zone 2 TEVAR. The aim of this study was to determine what percentage of patients with type B aortic dissection who require zone 2 TEVAR meet the anatomical requirements for this device.