images Vol. 5, No. 1; 2021; pp 36–37
DOI: 10.26676/jevtm.v5i1.174

Corresponding author:

Tal M Hörer, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Dept of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro University Hospital, 701 85 Örebro, Sweden.

Email: tal.horer@regionorebrolan.se

© 2021 CC BY 4.0 – in cooperation with Depts. of Cardiothoracic/Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Anesthesia, Örebro University Hospital and Örebro University, Sweden

 

 

An Emergency Solution When Your Hybrid Suite Goes Dark: Use of a C-arm

Tal M Hörer MD, PhD

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Dept of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro University Hospital, 701 85 Örebro, Sweden

 

 

Keywords: Aorta, Hybrid suite, TEVAR

Received: 23 January 2021; Accepted: 23 January 2021

 

 

 

Images of TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic repair) for an aortic aneurysm rupture carried out in a Phillips hybrid suite after a sudden technical failure with total system shut-down. A Zeihm mobile C-arm brought in from a nearby semi-hybrid suite was used to continue the TEVAR, with subclavian embolization with PHIL embolization agent and coils for complete seal and ongoing bleeding. Figure 1 shows the C-arm beside the hybrid suite arm that was moved manually cranially. Figure 2 shows the embolization with PHIL and coils on the mobile C-arm screen. The procedure was successfully completed as planned and the patient recovered.

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