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Elephant trunk technique

For combined lesions of the aortic arch and descending aorta, Borst introduced the elephant trunk technique in 1983. It is a two-staged procedure in which the arch is fixed first, with a segment of graft left protruding in the downstream aorta which is used in the second stage to repair the distal diseased area.

Elephant Trunk Procedure

Elephant Trunk Procedure

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Lasso

Knowing how to lasso a rope is essential during IR procedures, where it is helpful to be familiar with techniques for manipulating a wire.

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