Cannulation of the ascending aorta in left thoracotomy for thoracic aortic aneurysms

Turkoz R., GuIcan O., Demirturk O. S. , Turkoz A.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.1, pp.1-3, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041167
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3


In patients with aneurysms of the thoracic aorta, the risks of cerebral embolism and malperfusion are increased if retrograde aortic perfusion via the femoral artery is used during repair. We describe a surgical technique used for 6 aneurysms of the thoracic descending aorta that were operated on via thoracotomy with cannulation of the ascending aorta and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.