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Diagnosis and Treatment of Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Including the Ascending Aorta and the Aortic Arch

Edited by Reinhart Grundmann

Kreiskliniken Reutlingen, Germany

This book considers diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. It addresses vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists, but also anyone engaged in vascular medicine. The book focuses amongst other things on operations in the ascending aorta and the aortic arch. Surgical procedures in this area have received increasing attention in the last few years and have been subjected to several modifications. Especially the development of interventional radiological endovascular techniques that reduce the invasive nature of surgery as well as complication rates led to rapid advancements. Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair still remains a challenging operation since it necessitates extended exposure of the aorta and reimplantation of the vital aortic branches. Among possible postoperative complications, spinal cord injury (SCI) seems one of the most formidable morbidities. Strategies for TAAA repair and the best and most reasonable approach to prevent SCI after TAAA repair are presented.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Including the Ascending...Edited by Reinhart Grundmann

Published: October 5th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/996

ISBN: 978-953-307-524-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6515-6

Copyright year: 2011

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40441 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Definitions, History and General Considerations Related to the Aortic Aneurysms

By Guillermo Careaga-Reyna


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2. Presentation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Clinical Practice, a Review

By Simone Knaap and Wayne Powell II


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3. Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Sima Sayyahmelli and Rakhshandeh Alipanahi


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4. Color-Doppler Ultrasonography in the Monitoring of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

By Enrique M. San Norberto, James Taylor and Carlos Vaquero


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5. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): The Decision Pathway in Ruptured and Non-Ruptured AAA

By Saeid Shahidi


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6. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Review Article

By Ahmed Elkalioubie, Brigitte Jude and Annabelle Dupont


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7. Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

By J.A. Ten Bosch, E.M. Willigendael, P.W. Cuypers, M.R.H.M. van Sambeek and J.A.W. Teijink


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8. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Thoracic Aorta: A Review of Technical and Clinical Aspects, Including Its Use in the Evaluation of Aneurysms and Acute Vascular Conditions

By Vasco Herédia, Miguel Ramalho, Sérgio Duarte, Rafael O.P. de Campos, Mateus Hernandez, Nuno Jalles Tavares and Richard C. Semelka


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9. Combined Surgical and Endovascular Approach for the Treatment of Complex Thoracic Aortic Pathologies

By M. Gorlitzer, G. Weiss, F. Waldenberger and M. Grabenwöger


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10. Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Emergencies

By Lucas Ribé, Juan Luis Portero, Juan Vicente Solís, Rosario García-Pajares, María Vila and Luis Manuel Reparaz


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11. Ascending Aneurysms in Bicuspid Aortic Valve

By Salah A. Mohamed and Hans H. Sievers


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12. Reimplantation Valve Sparing Procedure in Type A Aortic Dissection: A Predictive Factor of Mortality and Morbidity?

By Fadi Farhat, Theodora Bejan-Angoulvant, Hassane Abdallah and Olivier Jegaden


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13. Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury After Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

By Takashi Kunihara, Suguru Kubota, Satoru Wakasa, Norihiko Shiiya and Yoshiro Matsui


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