Introduction: Preserving pelvic circulation is crucial to minimize the risk of spinal cord and colonic ischemia, especially during the endovascular treatment of extended thoraco-abdominal aneurysm (TAAA) after previous open repair (OR). Case report: A 78-years-old patient, previously treated for AAA with OR and reimplantation of inferior mesenteric artery (IMA), has presented with 9 cm type-III TAAA and underwent to a multi-stage endovascular procedure. Two thoracic endografts, t-Branch and a straight endograft by Cook Zenith platform were deployed. Renal and superior mesenteric arteries were cannulated and revascularized. Through the left axillary access, a 5F-vertebral catheter was delivered over a 0.035 inch guidewire to selectively catheterize IMA. A post-anastomotic stenosis was stented to advance the sheath and the parallel-graft (Viabahn 7 × 150 mm, Gore) into the artery. Thus, a bifurcated endograft was deployed inside the previous OR. According to the Sandwich-Technique, the stentgraft was deployed parallel and outside the bifurcated device, inside the straight one and 2 cm into the IMA and then reinforced by a bare-metal-stent (Protégé EverFlex™ 7 × 120 mm, Medtronic). Finally, a kissing ballooning of iliac endografts and parallel-graft was performed. The procedure was completed five days later, by stenting the celiac trunk. Post-operative course was uneventful. The 36-months CTA showed the patency of the IMA with no complications. Conclusion: The combination of t-Branch and Sandwich-Technique for IMA could be employed to treat extended TAAA with previous OR and reimplanted IMA thus minimizing the risk of colonic and spinal cord ischemia.

Parallel Graft to Preserve a Reimplanted Inferior Mesenteric Artery During Thoracoabdominal Multibranched Endografting

Cecilia Fenelli
Primo
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Gianluca Faggioli
Secondo
;
Enrico Gallitto;Stefano Ancetti;Giuseppe Indelicato;Rodolfo Pini;Alessia Sonetto
Penultimo
;
Mauro Gargiulo
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

Introduction: Preserving pelvic circulation is crucial to minimize the risk of spinal cord and colonic ischemia, especially during the endovascular treatment of extended thoraco-abdominal aneurysm (TAAA) after previous open repair (OR). Case report: A 78-years-old patient, previously treated for AAA with OR and reimplantation of inferior mesenteric artery (IMA), has presented with 9 cm type-III TAAA and underwent to a multi-stage endovascular procedure. Two thoracic endografts, t-Branch and a straight endograft by Cook Zenith platform were deployed. Renal and superior mesenteric arteries were cannulated and revascularized. Through the left axillary access, a 5F-vertebral catheter was delivered over a 0.035 inch guidewire to selectively catheterize IMA. A post-anastomotic stenosis was stented to advance the sheath and the parallel-graft (Viabahn 7 × 150 mm, Gore) into the artery. Thus, a bifurcated endograft was deployed inside the previous OR. According to the Sandwich-Technique, the stentgraft was deployed parallel and outside the bifurcated device, inside the straight one and 2 cm into the IMA and then reinforced by a bare-metal-stent (Protégé EverFlex™ 7 × 120 mm, Medtronic). Finally, a kissing ballooning of iliac endografts and parallel-graft was performed. The procedure was completed five days later, by stenting the celiac trunk. Post-operative course was uneventful. The 36-months CTA showed the patency of the IMA with no complications. Conclusion: The combination of t-Branch and Sandwich-Technique for IMA could be employed to treat extended TAAA with previous OR and reimplanted IMA thus minimizing the risk of colonic and spinal cord ischemia.
Cecilia Fenelli, Gianluca Faggioli, Enrico Gallitto, Stefano Ancetti, Giuseppe Indelicato, Rodolfo Pini, Alessia Sonetto, Mauro Gargiulo
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