Elephant Trunk in Aortic Dissection Surgery with Guide Wire

10 years ago
Vascular Surgery

Case description

Elephant trunk technique is commonly used in the open surgery for type B aortic dissection with the used of vascular ring connector (Vasoring) and guide wire. The ring was attached to the proximal end of the graft and is fixed to the distal aortic arch and the free end of the graft was pulled into the descending thoracic aorta with the aid of guide wire that was inserted through the femoral artery. Presented by Dr. Jeng Wei, Director of Heart Center of Cheng-Hsin General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.

tags: elephant trunk aortic dissection type B aortic dissection type B vascular ring connector vascular ring ring connector vasoring guide wire aortic arch aorta elephant trunk

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