Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Modified Candy-Plug Device for the Dilated False Lumen Occlusion - is a Candle Better than a Candy?
Journal Formal name:The Annals of thoracic surgery
Abbreviation:Ann Thorac Surg
ISSN code:15526259/00034975
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page pp.In Press
Author and coauthor Isomura Shogo†, Azuma Takashi, Yokoi Yoshihiko, Domoto Satoru, Niinami Hiroshi
Authorship Lead author
Publication date 2021/12/22
Summary The AFX stent graft has an active seal mechanism, which can conform to an irregular vascular lumen. We modified the candy-plug technique using an AFX VERA suprarenal extension with restricted purse-string sutures to shape it into a candle-like contraption. We treated two patients with patent, dilated false lumina (FL) after central aortic repair using this technique. This plug was deployed into the FL to block retrograde blood flow proximally. Partial or complete thrombosis of the FL was observed in both patients six months after surgery. This technique was feasible for FL occlusion.
DOI 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.11.041
PMID 34953785