Article Abstract

Endovascular repair of ascending aorta pseudoaneurysm

Authors: Luca Di Marco, Luigi Lovato, Giacomo Murana, Ciro Amodio, Francesco Buia, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Davide Pacini


We present a case of a 48-year-old female patient with Marfan syndrome and previous open surgeries for Bentall procedure and arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique, who was admitted at our Department with a diagnosis of ascending aorta pseudoaneurysm at the anastomosis-site between composite valve graft and arch prosthesis treated by endovascular procedure because of she was considered to be at high-risk for a third open surgery and for the patient’s favorable anatomy for endovascular closure of the pseudoaneurysm. The patient was successfully treated with the positioning of two abdominal cuffs through the left axillary artery. The postoperative course was uneventful and at 2-month follow-up, the patient was free of complications with CT angiogram showing complete endovascular exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm.