Incidence and outcomes after infolding or collapse of thoracic stent grafts
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
TAG device infolding appears to be an infrequent event, primarily occurring in young trauma patients secondary to excessive oversizing and severe proximal aortic angulation. However, there clearly exists a need for devices that treat such patients. As a result, future device designs should consider the compression failure mode when being designed in order to help prevent such events.