Endovascular repair of a type B aortic dissection with transposition of a coexistent aberrant subclavian (lusorian) artery

A. W.Floris Vos, Willem Wisselink, Abraham Rijbroek, Jurgen A. Avontuur, Radu A. Manoliu, Jan A. Rauwerda

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Purpose: To report the endovascular treatment of a relatively uncommon entity: an aortic type B dissection combined with an aberrant subclavian artery (SA). Case Report: A 59-year-old patient was admitted with chest pain and interscapular back pain. A transesophageal ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography revealed a type B aortic dissection originating at the level of an aberrant SA orifice. After failure of medical therapy, the dissection was treated by transluminal implantation of an Excluder stent-graft covering the entry site of the dissection at the aberrant SA orifice. Prior to the endovascular procedure, a transposition of the aberrant SA to the right carotid artery was performed through a supraclavicular approach. The patient remains asymptomatic at 19 months after the endovascular repair. Conclusions: Endovascular repair of a type B aortic dissection in the presence of a lusorian artery appears to be a feasible, safe, and less invasive alternative to conventional surgery. The need for concurrent transposition of the SA remains to be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of endovascular therapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002


  • Arteria lusoria
  • Excluder stent-graft
  • Thoracic aorta
  • Vessel transposition

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