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The Use of Multidimensional Modeling of the Aorta in Planning the Resection of an Aortic Angiosarcoma

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The Use of Multidimensional Modeling of the Aorta in Planning the Resection of an Aortic Angiosarcoma

Abdullrazak Hossien et al. Ann Thorac Surg.

Abstract

Purpose: We report a technique of finite-element multidimensional modeling that was used to help with the planning of and the resection of an angiosarcoma in a single patient.

Description: A patient was referred to our department with suspected aortic angiosarcoma. We visualized and reconstructed the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans of this patient to create finite-element multidimensional models of his diseased aorta.

Evaluation: This technique and the multidimensional models were very helpful in assessing the tumor size and its extension. It also facilitated preoperative planning of the aortic resection and repair.

Conclusion: Finite-element multidimensional modeling is a useful technique for preoperative planning of aortic operations in patients with angiosarcoma.

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