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Endovascular repair of a thoracic aneurism, what is this?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Huge stent inside: basically, a large wire reinforced dacron placed inside the artery to reduce wall pressure, and limit expansion of the artery. see picture on my profile page.

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Can you tell me about endovascular repair of a thoracic aneurism?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Like coronary stents: The placement of an Internal mesh of wires which act as a reinforcement for the artery walls. Usually placed from the groin, where the "cage" of wires are threaded to correct placement, then expanded. Very similar to coronary artery stenting but about 10 to 15 times larger in diameter. And much longer.

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