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J.Jpn. Surg. Soc.. 110(5): 271-275, 2009

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Morinomiya Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Masaaki Kato, Nobukazu Okubo

Endovascular stent graft treatment for aortic dissection started in 1993 in Japan, and subsequently spread worldwide. Although preliminary data using home-made devices were reported before the millennium, the availability of commercially produced stent grafts led to the establishment of an expert consensus on endovascular treatment for acute complicated typeB dissection. For patients with uncomplicated typeB dissection, endovascular treatment promises better results for reverse remodeling of the false lumen. Stent graft treatment is a promising therapeutic modality for aortic dissection.

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