Staging Surgery for The Treatment of Aortic Arch Aneurysm Combined with Aberrant Bilateral Subclavian Artery, Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava and Airway Compression: A Case Report
Background: To describe staging surgery for the treatment of a patient with aortic arch aneurysm combined with aberrant bilateral subclavian artery, persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC), and airway compression.
Case report: A 42-year-old female was hospitalized for aortic arch aneurysm involving aberrant bilateral subclavian artery, PLSVC, and airway compression. The patient's aneurysm was successfully treated by stage I surgery, including total aortic arch replacement and stented elephant trunk procedure and stage II surgery, including tracheal stenting and tracheotomy. Aortic CTA examination showed an unobstructed lumen and a good stent position without tracheal stent migration. Regular postoperative follow-up showed no complications, such as dyspnea, cough, and sputum, or other discomfort symptoms.
Conclusions: Total aortic arch replacement, elephant trunk surgery, and second-stage tracheal stent surgery are effective and safe for the treatment of aortic arch aneurysm combined with aberrant bilateral subclavian artery, PLSVC, and airway compression.
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