2020 Volume 5 Issue 2 Pages 89-93
The purpose of this report was to describe the reorientation of the chimney graft technique to downsize brachial artery access during thoracic endovascular aortic repair and thus preserve left subclavian artery flow. In the case described herein, the chimney graft was advanced not from the brachial or axillary artery, but from the common femoral artery, over a brachiofemoral pull-through wire. The chimney graft was then turned out into the ascending aorta by balloon dilatation via percutaneous brachial access ( "reorientation" ). Despite the use of a large-diameter chimney graft, the chimney technique with percutaneous brachial access was successfully performed using the reorientation technique.