Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
What Is a Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
A thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the part of the aorta extending from the chest to the abdomen. They can be highly complex, but at NewYork-Presbyterian, we have exceptional expertise caring for patients with these types of challenging aneurysms.
Endovascular Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms that occur very close to or involve important branches — such as the renal arteries, mesenteric arteries, iliac arteries, and other major branches — is complex and often requires open surgery to repair the weakened wall. Our heart and vascular surgeons are experts in endovascular stent grafting to treat thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, particularly in patients for whom surgery is not possible or is considered risky. They use a new type of stent graft, called a “fenestrated endograft,” which is implanted during a minimally invasive procedure. The graft is positioned at the site of the aneurysm to reinforce the aortic wall and prevent rupture.
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Open surgical repair achieves the most durable outcomes in patients with thoracoabdominal aneurysms who are considered low-risk for surgical complications. We often combine an open surgical approach with endovascular therapy. Our surgeons are among the most experienced in the world performing this complex procedure.
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