Endovascular Repair of a Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in a Pediatric Patient with Tuberous Sclerosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Pediatr Cardiol. 2022 Jan;43(1):238-243. doi: 10.1007/s00246-021-02717-8. Epub 2021 Sep 1.


Aortic aneurysm in children is rare, but has been described in the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) population. While surgical repair has been utilized as the primary means of intervention, we present the first known case reporting exclusion of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm with percutaneous covered stent implantation in a pediatric patient with TSC. A review of the literature is also included herein.

Keywords: Aortic aneurysm; Covered stent; Tuberous sclerosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic* / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic* / etiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic* / surgery
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Child
  • Endovascular Procedures*
  • Humans
  • Stents
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis* / complications