Surgical outcomes for acute Type A aortic dissection (AAD) have dramatically improved in recent years due to prompt diagnosis, improved surgical technique and perioperative management. A single needle hole can become a new entry point in AAD cases with such a fragile wall, so a mixed technique using minimal surgical stitches and glue is required for a good outcome. The ‘Millefeuille’ technique involves multiple layers with a prosthetic graft, intimal layer, additionally inserted surplus intimal layer with BioGlue, adventitial layer, and felt. This technique may help to prevent needle hole re-entry.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine