Endovascular repair of cervical aortic arch aneurysm

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Cervical aortic arch (CAA) is a rare congenital anomaly of the aortic arch. Rarely, CAA is associated with aneurysm of the arch and great vessels. A 32-year-old male patient, previously in good health, presented with 2 weeks of severe chest pain. Radiographic evaluation revealed a CAA with aneurysmal dilation of the distal aortic arch. The aneurysm extended into the left subclavian artery. There was also marked angulation just distal to the aneurysmal portion. The aneurysmal arch and subclavian artery were repaired using a thoracic aortic endograft. An open axillary-to-axillary bypass was performed, and the left axillary artery was ligated proximally. This restored perfusion to the left upper extremity and effectively excluded the aneurysm sac. Immediately postoperatively, the patient's chest pain resolved, and he has remained symptom free. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported repair of a cervical arch aneurysm by endovascular technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

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Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracic Aorta
Aneurysm
Subclavian Artery
Chest Pain
Axillary Artery
Endovascular Procedures
Upper Extremity
Dilatation
Thorax
Perfusion
Health

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Endovascular repair of cervical aortic arch aneurysm. / Barbee, Jacob P.; Stevens, Scott; Gaines, Thomas; Gash, Judson.

In: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vol. 41, No. 4, 01.08.2007, p. 355-357.

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