Novel single-stage operation and inflow source for: Thoracic aortic aneurysm and limb ischemia

Hiroyuki Kawajiri, Yoshihiko Mochizuki, Ichiro Kashima

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Patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms sometimes also have peripheral vascular disease. In such cases, staged operations are usually performed in order to avoid additional morbidity. We have achieved good long-term outcomes in 2 patients with use of a single-stage surgical technique. Our novel procedure uses a pre-sewn side branch with a Dacron graft as the inflow source for the aortofemoral bypass during thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. As of 25 and 52 months' follow-up, these grafts were patent in our 2 patients. We believe that this procedure is a safe and easy single-stage operation that achieves favorable patency. To our knowledge, this is the first report to document the use of a pre-sewn perfusion branch of a Dacron graft as an inflow source for aortofemoral bypass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-548
Number of pages2
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 19


  • Aorta
  • Aorta/surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Arterial occlusive diseases/surgery
  • Femoral artery/surgery
  • Myocardial revascularization/methods
  • Operative
  • Surgical procedures
  • Thoracic
  • Treatment outcome
  • Vascular surgical procedures/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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