Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

  • H. Rousseau
  • J. Auriol
  • C. Lions
  • V. Benouaich
  • E. Grunenwald
  • V. Chabbert
  • B. Marcheix
  • C. Cron
  • M. A. Marachet
  • P. Otal
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Endovascular treatment of aortic disease has emerged as an alternative mode of treatment that is particularly attractive for patients with severe comorbidities who would not be ideal candidates for open surgery. Actually, short-term morbidity and mortality rates, of large series, compare favorably with those from surgery, and stent-graft placement is proving to be a safe, minimally invasive, and effective treatment for thoracic aortic diseases. However, although endoluminal interventions are minimally invasive, they are associated with complications, as are surgical methods. In this article, indications, technical aspects, and results of endovascular TAA repairs will be reviewed.


Aortic Dissection Stent Graft False Lumen True Lumen Spinal Cord Ischaemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Rousseau
    • 1
  • J. Auriol
    • 1
  • C. Lions
    • 1
  • V. Benouaich
    • 2
  • E. Grunenwald
    • 2
  • V. Chabbert
    • 1
  • B. Marcheix
    • 2
  • C. Cron
    • 2
  • M. A. Marachet
    • 1
  • P. Otal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalToulouse Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryUniversity HospitalToulouse Cedex 9France

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