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How are descending thoracic aneurysms repaired?

Repair of descending thoracic aneurysms may be done through open surgery, with endovascular stent grafts, or with a combination of both procedures. Advances in surgical techniques have resulted in increased use of stent grafts in the last five years. It is important to carefully weigh all of your options by speaking to an aortic specialist.

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