Volumetric analysis demonstrates that true and false lumen remodeling persists for 12 months after thoracic endovascular aortic repair

Ga Young Suh, Kelsey Hirotsu, Ramin E. Beygui, Michael D. Dake, Dominik Fleischmann, Christopher P. Cheng

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A 62-year-old man underwent an elephant trunk procedure followed by thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). Computed tomography angiography-based models were built to quantify volume of the whole aorta and true and false lumens preoperatively, before TEVAR, after TEVAR, and at follow-up at 3, 6, and 12 months. With TEVAR, descending aortic true lumen volume increased by 54%, then increased additionally by 60% during 12 months. The descending aortic false lumen volume regressed continuously for 12 months following TEVAR, with the most rapid rate from 6 to 12 months at 16 cm3/month. TEVAR immediately increased true lumen volume and continued to remodel the true and false lumens throughout the following 12 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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