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Here, a dissection (split within the inner lining of the aorta, allowing blood to create a false channel in the wall of the aorta) or “dissecting aortic aneurysm” is treated. A stent graft is released from a catheter that has been passed up from a leg artery. This seals over the split. Blood is channeled away from the dissecting aneurysm, curing it without open surgery.

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