1. Stent graft treatment as a bridge to surgery for a secondary aortoduodenal fistula

    A secondary aortoduodenal fistula is a rare but a severe late complication after prosthetic abdominal aortic surgery. Currently, there is little consensus regarding the right treatment due to high mortality and morbidity rates. We report the case of a hae

  2. Pulmonary valve insufficiency 12 years after high-velocity blunt chest trauma

    The spectrum of cardiac injury due to blunt chest trauma may range from cardiac contusions with a clinically silent course to fatal cardiac wall rupture. Pulmonary valve insufficiency due to non-penetrating chest trauma is a rare entity. In this case, pul

  3. Thoracic aortic endografts used to resect the left subclavian artery infiltrated by malignant tumours

    Endograft placement is a minimally invasive procedure used to repair thoracic aortic aneurysms. This technique is used for treating aneurysms and aortic dissections or ruptures, but it can also be applied for the resection of malignant tumours with vascul

  4. Incorrect frozen elephant trunk deployment into the false lumen of a patient with complicated type B acute dissection

    Total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk (FET) is used for type B acute aortic dissection with insufficient proximal landing zone. Herein, we report incorrect deployment of FET into the false lumen. A 45-year-old man underwent femorofemoral bypas

  5. Early failure of a bioprosthetic aortic valve due to thrombus formation while on rivaroxaban

    There is increasing evidence that bioprosthetic valve thrombosis (BPVT) is more common than previously thought. However, there are very few cases describing the occurrence of BPVT on therapeutic anticoagulation, and no previous cases are available stating

  6. In-stent restenosis in the left anterior descending coronary artery: what is the solution for diffuse disease? Patch reconstruction and coronary artery bypass grafting—surgery as the first option in c

  7. A large primary cardiac glomus tumour: a surgical dilemma

  8. The aortic balloon occlusion technique in total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk

    The total aortic arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk is increasingly being used. However, deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is inevitable. We performed a novel surgical technique, the ‘aortic balloon occlusion’, in the surgical treatment of Stan

  9. Multiple papillary fibroelastomas: be prepared for unexpected lesions

  10. Let me out—of the Synthes fixation system