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“Kissing Stents” as an Adjunct to Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair: Warts and All

Karmy-Jones, Riyad MD; Nicholls, Stephen C. MD

Innovations:Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery: July/August 2012 - Volume 7 - Issue 4 - p 295–299
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0b013e31826e03b9
Case Reports

A 75-year-old man presented with symptomatic thoracic aneurysm involving the origin of the left subclavian artery. To obtain an adequate landing zone, a simultaneous stent was placed in the left common carotid artery. Until fenestrated and branch graft technology is more available, snorkel approaches may be an acceptable approach for patients with contraindications to open repair.

From Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, WA USA.

Accepted for publication July 26, 2012.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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