Suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms represent significant surgical challenges. For patients with associated aortic dissections, current endovascular technology has not been matured to address branch reconstructions that derive from separate lumens, making open surgical reconstruction the only proven method for repair. The required exposures of the thoracoabdominal aorta are expansive, and the extent of aortic replacement mandates efficient technique. Furthermore, a well-orchestrated team of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and perfusionists are all integral to achieving good outcomes and keeping operative courses tightly managed. Techniques to address extensive aneurysms of the thoracoabdominal aorta are reviewed in detail here, and videos are provided on The Journal website to show relevant anatomical features.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine