Thoracic Diseases Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Thoracic Aortic Diseases
edited by Hervé Rousseau

Thoracic Aortic Diseases provides information on the acquired and genetic basis of aortic diseases as well as a global perspective on therapeutic alternatives.

The new concept of a team approach with surgeons working together with both interventional radiologists and specialists to repair the aorta is the trademark of this book. New material and new viewpoints are provided to practicing physicians in this modern approach to the treatment of disorders of the aorta.

This book has been written in a clear scientific way summarizing the current understanding of two major aortic complications:

  • aneurysms
  • acute and chronic dissections

It is updated with the most recent basic clinical research, epidemiological findings, medical, surgical and endovascular therapies of the aorta.

Partial Contents

State of the Art

  1. Radio-anatomy of the thoracic aorta
  2. Embryology and congenital abnormalities of the aorta
  3. Hemodynamics of aortic dissection
  4. transesophageal echocardiography for diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases
  5. Biomarkers in acute aortic syndrome
  6. Medical aspect of the aortic diseases
  7. Spinal cord protection for descending aortic surgery

Anaesthesia for Aortic Surgery

  1. Deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest
  2. Anaesthetic management of the endovascular thoracic aorta

Treatment of Thoracic Degenerative Aortic Aneurysms

  1. Surgical treatment
  2. The new wave of elephant trunk technique
  3. Management of the horizontal aorta with the inoue branched stent-graft
  4. Distal aortic perfusion and selective visceral perfusion
  5. Femoral bypass and hypothermia for the treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysms
  6. Branched stent-graft systems and less invasive combined surgical and endovascular treatment for decending thoracic aortic aneurysms


  1. Pathophysiology of aortic dissection
  2. Surgical treatment of acute type B dissections
  3. Surgical treatment of chronic descending aortic dissection
  4. endovascular therapy
  5. The use of endografts to treat chronic descending thoracic aortic dissections
  6. Problems encountered during and after stent-graft treatment of aortic dissection
  7. Medical treatment or endovascular stent-graft treatment for acute aortic syndrome
  8. Physiopathology of ischemic complications of aortic dissections
  9. Endovascular treatment of the complications of aortic dissection: fenestration and stenting


Charpters 25 - 26

Aortic Hematoma and Ulcers

Chapters 27 - 30

Aortic Injury

Chapters 31 - 35

Congenital Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta

Chapters 36 - 38


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Thoracic Aortic Diseases
edited by Hervé Rousseau
2006 • 387 pages • $318.00 + shipping
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