Review of treatment for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, and the modern experience of multi-branched endograft in Taiwan

Ting Chao Lin, Chun Che Shih

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Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) is a complicated aortic disease. Most treatments for other aortic aneurysms have already shifted from conventional open surgery to endovascular operation; but for TAAA, open surgery remains the gold standard treatment. Several alternative treatments such as hybrid operation as well as endovascular techniques are utilized for the treatment of TAAA. Some of the procedures combine off-the-shelf devices such as the chimney procedure. Some other procedures required custom-made specialized stent grafts. A new off-the-shelf multi-branched endograft, T-branch graft, was released in late 2012, though it was not introduced into Taiwan until 2015. Ultimately, also we plan to report the experience of multi-branched endograft in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalActa Cardiologica Sinica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Endovascular surgery
  • Multi-branch endograft
  • T-branch graft
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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