General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 192–195 | Cite as

Renal protection in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery

  • Mohamad Bashir
  • Amer Harky
  • Benjamin Adams
  • Kit Wong
  • Carmelo Di Salvo
  • Aung Oo
SPECIAL EDITION Controversies in Surgery for Thoracic Aorta


It is indisputable that open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair remains a highly complex and sophisticated surgical intervention. Despite advancements in the imaging modality, evolution of our understanding of the pathology afflicting the aorta, intraoperative brain and spinal cord monitoring, intraoperative organ protection, postoperative critical care and organ support, monitoring and the close follow-up of affected patients, this type of surgery remains a challenge to the surgeon and the patient. In this review, we will illustrate the recent evidence on renal protection and prediction during TAAA.


Aneurysm Aortic Aorta Aortic operation Hypothermia Kidney Perfusion 


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There are no conflicts of interest or sources of support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamad Bashir
    • 1
  • Amer Harky
    • 1
  • Benjamin Adams
    • 1
  • Kit Wong
    • 1
  • Carmelo Di Salvo
    • 1
  • Aung Oo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barts Heart CentreSt Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK

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