Stabilization of a steerable sheath during retrograde access to antegrade-oriented branches in complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

Charlotte C. Lemmens, Barend M. E. Mees, Michiel W. de Haan, Geert Willem H. Schurink*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

During branched endovascular aneurysm repair, cannulation of the visceral target vessels through antegrade branches and insertion of bridging stents are frequently done from an upper extremity access. A retrograde femoral approach is a challenging alternative when an antegrade approach is not preferred. Herein, we describe a technique to increase stability of a steerable sheath, using a single suture, for bridging antegrade-facing branches from a retrograde access. This technique secures the sheath's deflected tip and provides more pushability to the steerable sheath.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-291
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Branched stent graft
  • Steerable sheath

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Stabilization of a steerable sheath during retrograde access to antegrade-oriented branches in complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this