Semin intervent Radiol 2015; 32(03): 265-271
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1558824
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TEVAR: Endovascular Repair of the Thoracic Aorta

David A. Nation
1  Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Grace J. Wang
1  Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Publication Date:
18 August 2015 (online)

Abstract

The development of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has allowed a minimally invasive approach for management of an array of thoracic aortic pathologies. Initially developed specifically for exclusion of thoracic aortic aneurysms, TEVAR is now used as an alternative to open surgery for a variety of disease pathologies due to the lower morbidity of this approach. Advances in endograft technology continue to broaden the applications of this technique.