Transesophageal echocardiography guidance for stent-graft repair of a thoracic aneurysm is facilitated by the ability of partial stent deployment

Ettore Crimi, Jason T. Lee, Michael D. Dake, Pieter J.A. Van Der Starre

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Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is routinely used in our Institution for monitoring correct positioning of thoracic aortic stent grafts. We present a case of successful endovascular repair of three discrete thoracic aortic aneurysms with Zenith TX2 endovascular stent grafts in an 82-year-old female patient. Our focus is on the increased value of TEE guidance because of the ability of partial stent deployment and manipulation during insertion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861.e7-861.e9
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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