Complicated type B aortic dissection (TBAD) is a life-threatening condition requiring surgical intervention. One such complication in the acute or chronic setting is aneurysmal degeneration. The dissected aortic wall is weakened, and the pressures in the false lumen are often high. In the past decade, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become the treatment of choice for TBAD. TEVAR can be complicated by lack of false lumen thrombosis, increasing the risk of death. We present three cases of TBAD with patent false lumens after TEVAR that were treated by false lumen coil embolization.
Recommended CitationRakestraw, Stephanie; Feghali, Anthony; Nguyen, Tuong; Salvatore, Dawn; DiMuzio, Paul; and Abai, Babak, "False lumen embolization as a rescue technique in the setting of acute and chronic dissecting aneurysms as adjunct to thoracic endovascular aortic repair." (2020). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 183.
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