Adventitial inversion with graft telescopic insertion for distal anastomosis in acute type a aortic dissection.
One current method of anastomosis in aortic dissection type A is the adventitial inversion technique. To improve hemostasis at the anastomotic site, we have developed a novel technique for distal anastomosis involving adventitial inversion employing graft telescopic insertion.
The adventitia was inverted into the aortic lumen and the anastomosis with a Dacron tube-graft was made in a telescopic method, covering the inverted adventitia.
Five patients have undergone emergency ascending aortic replacement for aortic dissection by one surgeon using this technique. There have been no reoperations for bleeding or false aneurysm.
Complete coverage of the inverted adventitia eliminated the potential risk of thrombus formation. Graft telescopic insertion lead to complete hemostasis.
University Cardiovascular Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany.
SourceAnnals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia 18:3 2012 pg 278-80
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Pub Type(s)Journal Article