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Title: Successful Exclusion of Subclavian Aneurysms with Covered Nitinol Stents

Two cases of percutaneous endoluminal exclusion of a subclavian aneurysm with a Dacron-coated nitinol stent are presented. One subclavian aneurysm followed trauma; the other was due to thoracic outlet stenosis which was caused by a cervical rib. In both patients the aneurysm was excluded successfully. The follow-up periods were 22 and 14 months, respectively. Stenoses at the stent graft occurred in both patients; one was treated by balloon angioplasty. In selected patients, endoluminal grafting could be an alternative to surgery; however, stent graft designs need to be improved and long-term follow-up is awaited.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Radiology, Klinikum Innenstadt, University of Munich, Ziemsemstrasse 1, D-80336 Munich (Germany)
  2. Department of Surgery, Klinikum Innenstadt, University of Munich, Nussbaumstrasse 20, D-80336 Munich (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21080414
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 1996 Springer-Verlag New York Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DACRON; GRAFTS; INJURIES; NICKEL ALLOYS; PATIENTS; SURGERY; TITANIUM ALLOYS