Treatment of chronic type B aortic dissection by endovascular grafting in a previously CABG patient. Case report

Acta Chir Belg. Jul-Aug 2007;107(4):419-23. doi: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680087.


High mortality rates resulting from the surgical treatment of Type B aortic dissections have played an important role in seeking newer alternative therapy modalities for the treatment of the pathology. Especially since the early 1990s, endovascular grafting has become a popular option in the treatment of aortic diseases and with the increasing experience and advances in technology, it has, in recent years, become an alternative approach for the treatment of aortic dissections. In this report, we present the treatment of a 56-year-old male patient with a history of a coronary artery bypass grafting who presented with chronic type B aortic dissection. Endovascular stent graft implantation was performed with a hybrid therapy type of preliminary right subclavian artery to left subclavian artery bypass, followed by endovascular stent graft implantation to the dilated aneurismal segment of the descending aorta, for the treatment of chronic type B aortic dissection. The procedure and the postoperative course were uneventful; moreover, they were very comfortable for the patient undergoing an investigation of the descending aorta, when compared with the conventional surgical treatment modalities.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / pathology
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery*
  • Angiography
  • Aorta, Thoracic / pathology
  • Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / complications*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / pathology
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass*
  • Femoral Artery / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Period