Outcomes of Repair of Kommerell Diverticulum

This study assessed outcomes of open and endovascular repair of this disorder.MethodsBetween 1997 and 2016, 152 adult patients presented with KD at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH), 87 had no intervention, and 65 underwent open repair (n = 55; 19 elephant trunk [ET] procedures [9 with aortic dissection], including 7 frozen ET, and completions with 5 thoracic endovascular aortic repairs, 2 open, and 5 lost to follow-up) or endovascular procedures (n = 10). Non-ET open KD repairs consisted of resection (n = 15), interposition graft (n = 16), patch (n = 4), or aortopexy (n = 1). Maximum KD diameter was 2.1 cm for nonsurgical patients and 3.2 cm for surgical patients. Among surgical patients, 51 of 65 had dysphagia or dyspnea. A total of 608 patient-years of follow-up were available.ResultsFor patients who underwent open and endovascular procedures, after multivariable adjustment, symptoms of dysphagia and hypertension predicted the likelihood of surgery (P
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
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