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Concomitant Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Originally published 2000;102:e36

    An 81-year-old man was referred with a 65-mm descending thoracic aneurysm (Figure 1A) and a 60-mm abdominal aortic aneurysm (Figure 1B) found on physical examination. Both aneurysms were excluded under general anesthesia, in 1 session, with AneuRx (Medtronic) stent grafts (Figure 2). The patient was discharged on the second postoperative day and has since done well for 1 year.

    The editor of Images in Cardiovascular Medicine is Hugh A. McAllister, Jr, MD, Chief, Department of Pathology, St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Heart Institute, and Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.

    Circulation encourages readers to submit cardiovascular images to the Circulation Editorial Office, St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute, 6720 Bertner Ave, MC1-267, Houston, TX 77030.


    Correspondence to Christopher K. Zarins, MD, Division of Vascular Surgery, H3642, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Dr, Stanford, CA 94305-5642. E-mail


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