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. 2017 Feb;39:292.e5-292.e8.
doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.08.033. Epub 2016 Nov 28.

A Combination of Thoracic and Abdominal Stent-Grafts to Treat An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm With Hostile Proximal Neck

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A Combination of Thoracic and Abdominal Stent-Grafts to Treat An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm With Hostile Proximal Neck

Mafalda Massara et al. Ann Vasc Surg. .

Abstract

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) actually represents the treatment of choice for most patients affected by abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). However, the feasibility of EVAR depends on anatomical characteristics of abdominal aorta and iliofemoral axis. We present the case of an 82-year-old man affected by severe left hydronephrosis, kidney tumor, and ureteral tumor requiring nephrectomy, who also presented a very voluminous AAA with a large diameter (96 mm), and a large proximal neck (39 mm) with severe angulation of the proximal neck (>60°). The patient was considered unfit for traditional EVAR and open surgery. Possible alternatives such as fenestrated endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and chimney technique were excluded; therefore he was treated combining Valiant Captivia endoprosthesis with the AFX unibody, with a good final result. However, this particular alternative adopted for hostile proximal neck needs long-term follow-up.

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