The Buffalo Trunk Technique for Aortic Arch Reconstruction.

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Summary of "The Buffalo Trunk Technique for Aortic Arch Reconstruction."

The frozen elephant trunk technique facilitates repair of aortic arch and proximal descending aortic pathologies. Commercially available hybrid grafts may simplify this approach by allowing for a single suture line, potentially streamlining the distal anastomosis and improving operative times. However, these devices are currently not readily available in United States. We developed a surgical technique, the Buffalo Trunk, to simplify the frozen elephant trunk procedure that obviates the need for a hybrid graft and decreases operating times.


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Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
ISSN: 1552-6259


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Congenital vascular malformation in which the AORTA arch and its branches encircle the TRACHEA and ESOPHAGUS. Signs and symptoms include DYSPNEA; RESPIRATORY SOUNDS, especially with eating, DYSPHAGIA, persistent cough, and GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX or may be asymptomatic. Two most common types are double aortic arch and right aortic arch. It may be associated with other anomalies (e.g., DIGEORGE SYNDROME).

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