Successful repair of mega aorta using reversed elephant trunk procedure

J Vasc Surg. 1998 Jan;27(1):183-8. doi: 10.1016/s0741-5214(98)70308-8.


The case reported is of a patient with mega aorta and a symptomatic thoracoabdominal aortic segment. Successful treatment involved resection and graft replacement of the thoracoabdominal segment as an initial procedure using a "reversed elephant trunk" technique, followed by resection and replacement of the ascending aorta and transverse aortic arch as the second stage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / pathology
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male