Innominate artery bifurcation pseudoaneurysm repair by “kissing stent-grafts technique”: a case report


BACKGROUND: We introduce the “kissing stent-grafts technique” for a patient who suffered from a pseudoaneurysm in bifurcation of innominate artery. This technique repaired an innominate artery bifurcation pseudoaneurysm; it successfully isolated the pseudoaneurysm and preserved both right subclavian and right common carotid artery.

CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Asian (Chinese) woman complained of discovering a cervical pulsatile mass. A pseudoaneurysm at the location of innominate artery bifurcation is a rare and difficult situation that should be treated by vascular surgeons. To our knowledge, this is the first case to use the “kissing stent-grafts technique” in treating innominate bifurcation pseudoaneurysm. With this minimally invasive endovascular treatment, our patient avoided open surgery and recovered quickly.

CONCLUSIONS: When treating vascular lesions with complicated anatomy, endovascular treatment always has the merit of being minimally invasive. “Kissing stent-grafts technique” can be useful in locations other than coronary and aortic bifurcation.

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Li X, Shu C, Li QM, et al. J Med Case Reports 2018;12:352.