Case Report

Endovascular Stent-graft Placement for the Emergency Treatment of Ruptured Descending Aortic Aneurysm


  • Osman Koç
  • Abdussamet Batur
  • Leman Günbey Karabekmez
  • Niyazi Görmüş
  • Barbaros Çil
  • Alaattin Vural

Received Date: 28.03.2012 Accepted Date: 30.04.2012 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2014;13(2):97-98

Ruptured aortic aneurysm is a condition that requires emergency treatment because of its high mortality rate. In this case, we presented the emergency endovascular treatment of a ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysm. A female patient, admitted to the emergency with sudden onset back pain, was treated by emergency endovascular stent-graft after CT angiography examination. According to endovascular treatment, surgical treatment has a high mortality and morbidity rate in the treatment of the ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysms. The endovascular stent-graft treatment is applied safely and successfully to the intervention of this pathology.

Keywords: Ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm, endovascular stent-graft