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Vol. 5, No. 2; 2021; pp 96–97
DOI: 10.26676/jevtm.v5i2.200

Corresponding author:

Tal M Hörer, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University Hospital and University, 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

 

Chimney Grafts in Acute Endovascular Aortic Repair Due to Ruptured Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm

Tal M Hörer

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

 

Keywords: Aorta Aneurysm; Rupture; Chimney; Parallel Graft

Received: 7 May 2021; Accepted: 10 June 2021

 

 

These photos show how a chimney graft (parallel graft) was used in an urgent case of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm to facilitate endovascular aortic repair. Procedure time was around 90 minutes with complete recovery of the patient. The parallel graft technique was used due to very short aortic neck and landing zone. A GORE Excluder system and B-graft as chimney graft were used in this case.

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Figure 1 Peri-operative angiography showing the left kidney chimney graft position.

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Figure 2 Axial view of computed tomography angiography (CTA) with chimney graft in the left kidney. No gutters seen and no endoleak on CTA.

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Figure 3 Axial view of the chimney graft parallel to the main graft body.

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Figure 4 Coronal (frontal) view of the parallel graft on CTA.

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(3) The images were published with permission from the patient.

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