Vascular scaffolding to seal giant aneurysms: a new technique
- Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Cantonal, Fribourg, Switzerland
- Correspondence to Professor Jean Jacques Goy, Service de Cardiologie, University & Hospital Fribourg, Rue des Pensionnats 3, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland;
Contributors All authors were involved in the procedure, participated in the elaboration of the manuscript, and approved it.
- Received 11 April 2012
- Accepted 15 June 2012
- Published Online First 18 July 2012
Spontaneous rupture, fistula formation, thrombosis, distal embolisation and myocardial ischaemia are potential complications of coronary and vascular aneurysms. Several surgical techniques have been described to treat these aneurysms: ligation of the aneurysm, resection with end-to-end anastomosis, and vascular or coronary bypass grafting. Indications to treat coronary aneurysms remain unclear, …