Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2019; 67(01): 050-054
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1642629
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Custom-made Stent Grafts for the Treatment of Pseudoaneurysms after Childhood Coarctation Surgery

Mario Lescan
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
,
Andreas Hornung
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
,
Michael Hofbeck
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
,
Christian Schlensak
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
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Publication History

05 February 2018

14 March 2018

Publication Date:
17 May 2018 (eFirst)

Abstract

Background Post-coarctation of the aorta (CoA) pseudoaneurysms is a complication of open repair. Thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) is feasible but complicated by proximity to the supra-aortic trunks and severe arch angulation.

Methods We describe three cases of post-CoA pseudoaneurysms treated with custom-made Relay stent grafts (Vascutek, Scotland).

Results Technical and clinical success was achieved in all three cases with no mortality, morbidity, endoleaks, or complications. In all three, pseudoaneurysm sac shrinkage was observed at the follow-ups; in one case, there was complete resolution.

Conclusion Redo open surgery is challenging because of adhesions of the thoracic cavity and associated morbidity and mortality. TEVAR is less invasive and offers fewer complications. Custom-made modifications overcome difficult anatomies including short landing zones and diameter variability.