Endobronchial and endovascular management of bronchial compression by a thoracic aortic aneurysm

Amy B. Reed, Michael F. Reed

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Abstract

Thoracic aortic aneurysms are life threatening because of the risk of rupture. Moreover, aneurysm enlargement can lead to additional complications, including bronchial and esophageal obstruction. We report an 80-year-old man with a 7-cm diameter thoracic aortic aneurysm resulting in near-complete left main bronchial obstruction and significant dysphagia. He had a number of intensive care unit admissions for respiratory failure and had lost more than 10 kilograms. Under spinal anesthesia, he underwent endovascular thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. Postoperatively, he had left main bronchial total obstruction treated with a bronchial stent. He then recovered uneventfully and was discharged to home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-274
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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