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Awareness

The power of surgical drawings

This presentation aims to highlight the usefulness of surgical drawing in practice. It sums up experiences, planning and real cases of the past 5 years of practice in vascular surgery. As I got tremendous positive feedback from patients, colleagues, GP’s, relatives and artists, I decided to share this experience with the vascular community.

June 13, 2019 1 Comment
Review of the literature

Treatment results of descending thoracic aortic graft and endograft infection: a systematic review

Dr. Andrea Kahlberg (Milan, Italy) provides a comprehensive overview of their paper about the treatment strategies and outcomes of openr repair in case fo infected graft and endograft infections in the descending aorta.

Case report

Aortic dissection treatment with the new Medtronic Navion

Male patient, 68 y.o. presented chronic type a aortic dissection with descending aneurysm 57 mm in axial diameter (20 mm increment during 20 months period)

was treated with carotid-carotid-subclavian by pass. subsequent arch replacement with ascending to innominate artery by pass.
finally controlled flap rupture after deployment of thoracic endograft with very good result at CTA, obtaining complete exclusion of the false lumen (type ll endoleak arising from intercostal arteries)

January 11, 2019 No Comments
Recorded video case

Use of the Ankura stent-graft for the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms

Dr. Kratimenos (Interventional Radiologist, Athens, Greece) presents a new thoracic endograft (Ankura, Lifetech) for the treatment of a challenging thoracic aortic aneurysm. In this recorded case, you will see the features of the device, the intraoperative steps and the performance of the endograft. At the end of the video, the panelists discuss the features and the benefits on the endoprosthesis and Dr. Kratimenos answers the questions of the audience.

October 15, 2018 No Comments
Recorded video case

The new low-profile Valiant Navion TEVAR endograft

Dr. Lovato (Interventional Radiologist, Bologna, Italy) presents exclusively in Vascupedia and discusses with the experts his first experience with the brand new low-profile thoracic endograft from Medtronic (Valiant Navion) for the treatment of different thoracic aortic pathologies. In the recorded case you will see the case planning, the new characteristics of the device, the comfortable deployment mechanism, and the intra- and postoperative performance of the endograft.

September 20, 2018 No Comments
Recorded video case

Treatment of a TAAA with a low-profile branched endograft

This is a case of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm treated by a low-profile branched endograft. In this video, you will find our algorithm for staging the aortic procedures, to reduce the risk of spinal cord ischemia, the steps of the procedure, important tips and tricks for a successful outcome and finally, the impact of the totally percutaneous approach for the quick recovery of the patient.

June 1, 2018 1 Comment