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how to code septectomy and evacutar of descending thrombus proximal descending a

Lynn Posted Wed 23rd of March, 2016 08:17:18 AM

There was a large amount of clots in the false lumen and also at the septum. After we resected the septum, the thrombus was violated. We evacuated all the thrombus in the proximal descending thoracic aorta carefully and thoroughly and irrigated to make sure there was no more thrombus in the proximal descending aorta. The septectomy was further wound down to the mid descending aorta. Over that, a 32 millimeters motor branch arch elephant trunk was chosen. The elephant trunk was resected about 10 centimeters away from skirt and inserted into the common trunk of the descending aorta. The anastomosis of the middle arch to the elephant trunk at the skirt was with 4-0 Prolene in running suture fashion. Then, the graft was connected to the arterial perfusion line and the circulation was ended.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 25th of March, 2016 06:07:18 AM

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