A Case of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in an Elderly Patient Treated by Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.

Research paper by Yuki Y Orimoto, Hiroyuki H Ishibashi, Ikuo I Sugimoto, Tetsuya T Yamada, Yuki Y Maruyama, Makiyo M Hagihara, Tsuneo T Ishiguchi

Indexed on: 27 Dec '16Published on: 27 Dec '16Published in: Annals of vascular diseases


The patient described herein was a 75-year-old female. Echocardiography showed patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Heart failure symptoms gradually appeared, and she was referred to our department for treatment. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a tubular structure communicating between the aortic arch and pulmonary artery trunk, suggesting adult PDA. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) was performed to close PDA. Completion angiography confirmed the disappearance of PDA. Post-TEVAR CT revealed no endoleak. The patient was discharged from the hospital on the 11th day after surgery. TEVAR is more useful and less invasive for adult PDA than conventional open surgery.