Does cross-clamping the arch increase the risk of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair?
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Repair of thoracic aneurysms arising in the distal arch can be repaired with a technique based on simple cross-clamping without an increase in mortality or major neurologic injury. Recurrent nerve palsy is much more common with this approach but is well-tolerated without increasing the need for tracheostomy.