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Endovascular repair of proximal endograft collapse after treatment for thoracic aortic disease

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Steinbauer, Markus G. M. ; Stehr, Alexander ; Pfister, Karin ; Herold, Thomas ; Zorger, Niels ; Töpel, Ingolf ; Paetzel, Christian ; Kasprzak, Piotr M.
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We report two cases of proximal endograft collapse with an almost complete aortic occlusion after endovascular tube-graft treatment of thoracic aortic disease (thoracic aneurysm after a type B dissection, traumatic blunt aortic rupture) using the TAG Gore system. Oversizing of endografts is known to cause this complication. In our two cases, however, the oversizing was between 12% and 21.7%, ...


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