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Role of Extra-anatomic Ascending to Descending Bypass in Complex Thoracic Aortic PathologyFunding None.
Complex pathology of the distal arch and proximal descending thoracic aorta is usually approached by stent endografting or in situ graft replacement. Oftentimes, these options are not feasible due to unfavorable anatomy, multiple previous procedures, active infection, or presence of concomitant cardiac disease. Thoracic aortic extra-anatomic bypass, as part of an open surgical strategy, is a useful and often the only curative option left for the treatment in these patients. Herein, we describe two cases that illustrate the utility of extra-anatomic thoracic aortic bypass for complex aortic disease.
Received: 11 September 2020
Accepted: 02 July 2021
Article published online:
28 December 2021
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