Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 64(02): 137-138
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555124
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A Smart Solution for Solving Acute Angulations during Frozen Elephant Trunk Implantation

Martin Czerny
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Germany
Martin Grabenwöger
2  Heart Center Hietzing, Vienna, Austria
Ludwig von Segesser
3  CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Publication History

15 February 2015

14 April 2015

Publication Date:
10 July 2015 (online)


Acute angulations of native thoracic aortic segments affect treatment strategies for acute and chronic thoracic aortic pathology. These angulations might present an issue not only in segments where thoracic endovascular aortic repair is planned but also in segments where open repair is intended. Consequently, clinical scenarios arise where there is need for adapting strategies in frozen elephant trunk implantation. In this conceptual report, we do describe a technical modification to solve this issue.