Hybrid repair of an aortic arch aneurysm rupture in a redo sternotomy

Tam Nguyen, Matthew Claydon, Silvana Marasco

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Purpose: To report a case of operative intervention for an aortic arch aneurysm rupture via a hybrid approach. Methods and Results: Ten years after successful open repair of an acute type A aortic dissection a male presented with a rupture of his distal aortic arch aneurysm. A hybrid procedure was carried out which involved debranching of the innominate and left common carotid arteries and stent-graft deployment landing proximally into the ascending aorta and distally into the descending thoracic aorta. Conclusions: Ruptured aortic arch aneurysms present a challenging and complex surgical dilemma. Open repair carries high mortality and pure endovascular repair is unfeasible; hence a hybrid repair presents an attractive solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e258-e260
Number of pages3
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic arch
  • Hybrid repair
  • Rupture

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