A 68-year-old man developed aneurysmal degeneration of the aortic arch and proximal descending aorta after an open ascending graft for a type A aortic dissection. A 3 branched endovascular aortic arch repair was performed with patency of all branches despite some degree of initial misalignment of the branches in relation to the target vessels. At 6 months post-operatively an asymptomatic partial crushing of the left common carotid bridging grafts was observed on computed tomography angiography. This was treated by reinforcing the branch with a balloon expandable endograft. The post-operative course was uneventful but a CTA after one month showed recurrent asymptomatic compression. A left carotid-subclavian bypass was eventually performed. We have reported a new failure mode of an inner branch arch repair of residual type A chronic dissection.
|Journal||Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2022|