Case Report

Endovascular stent grafting of traumatic aortic arch pseudo-aneurysm

N Mahomed, T Briede, M Modi
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 12, No 2 | a566 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v12i2.566 | © 2008 N Mahomed, T Briede, M Modi | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 February 2008 | Published: 05 March 2008

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Abstract

Endovascular stent graft repair for the treatment of dissecting thoracic aneurysms is emerging as a safe, minimally invasive and attractive alternative to surgery. This article aims to highlight the importance of computer tomography (C.T ) angiography as a non invasive imaging modality in the diagnoses of thoracic dissecting aneurysms in patients with widened mediastinum post trauma and its role in the pre-endovascular stent work up for the treatment of thoracic dissecting aneurysms. The major limitations for the use of endovascular stent graft repair are discussed. A comparison of endovascular stent graft vs surgery is reviewed looking at long and short term morbidity. The complications of endovascular stent graft repair are also highlighted.

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aortic endovascular stenting

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