Endovascular stent-graft repair as a late secondary procedure after previous aortic grafts

Miltiadis I. Matsagas, Constantine E. Anagnostopoulos, John C. Papakostas, Joseph J. DeRose, Stavros Siminelakis, Christos S. Katsouras, Ioannis K. Toumpoulis, George E. Drossos, Lampros K. Michalis

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Thoracic and abdominal aortic endovascular procedures as alternatives to aortic reoperations were studied in three different cases. An anastomotic aneurysm after previous thoracic aortic graft for coarctation, a second-stage elephant trunk repair (descending thoracic aortic aneurysm), and a secondary aneurysm proximal to a previous abdominal aortic graft were successfully treated with endovascular stent-grafts. During the follow-up period no lethal events or major aortic or graft-related complications were observed, except a type II endoleak in the anastomotic aortic aneurysm case. An endovascular stent-graft can be safely deployed into a previously implanted vascular graft, avoiding repeat surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-658
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm
  • Complications of surgery
  • Endovascular stent
  • Reoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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