Journal article

Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm - The Branch First Technique

George Matalanis, Stephanie L Ch'ng

SEMINARS IN THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Surgical management of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms is complex. In particular, maintaining adequate spinal cord and reno-visceral protection during the operation can be challenging. We describe here a branch-first technique developed at our institution, endeavoring to minimized renal and visceral organ ischemic time, decrease risk of spinal cord injury, and provide a controlled and uncluttered field in which the surgeon can operate.

University of Melbourne Researchers