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      Retraction: X. Ma et al. Hybrid Endovascular Repair in Aortic Arch Pathologies: A Retrospective Study. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 4687–4696

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          We have been made aware that the figures and experimental data reported in the title paper [1] are duplicated in another publication by P. Bergeron [2]. MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics and takes the responsibility to enforce strict ethical policies and standards very seriously. To ensure the addition of only high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication, paper [1] is retracted and shall be marked accordingly. We apologize to our readership that this went undetected until now.

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          Great vessel management for endovascular exclusion of aortic arch aneurysms and dissections.

          To evaluate a recent approach for the endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections involving the aortic arch in high risk patients (HRP). Amongst 102 thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections, we treated 25 patients for aortic arch endovascular exclusion after transposition of the great vessels, of which 14 (56%) had thoracic aortic arch aneurysms and 11 type A and B chronic aortic dissections. Total transpositions were done in 15 cases (60%) and hemi-arch transpositions in 10. We then used Talent, Excluder and Zenith endografts in 12, seven and six cases, respectively. Surgical transpositions were complicated by one minor stroke, which worsened to a major stroke (4%) after endovascular exclusion. After endovascular exclusions, two patients (8%) died from catheterization related complications. One patient had a delayed minor stroke (4%). The successful exclusion rate was 92%. During follow-up (15+/-5.8 months), one patient (4%) developed unilateral limb palsy, successfully treated by CSF drainage. The late exclusion rate remained 92%. No stent-related complications were seen. Transposition of supra-aortic vessels allows the endovascular exclusion of the aortic arch in HRP. Aortic endografting after surgical transposition proved to be feasible and offers good mid-term results. Specialized surgical centers with both endovascular and surgical expertise are required to treat these patients.
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            Hybrid Endovascular Repair in Aortic Arch Pathologies: A Retrospective Study

            The aortic arch presents specific challenges to endovascular repair. Hybrid repair is increasingly evolving as an alternative option for selected patients, and promising initial results have been reported. The aim of this study was to introduce our experiences and evaluate mid-term results of supra aortic transpositions for extended endovascular repair of aortic arch pathologies. From December 2002 to January 2008, 25 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections involving the aortic arch were treated with hybrid endovascular treatment in our center. Of the 25 cases, 14 were atherosclerotic thoracic aortic aneurysms and 11 were thoracic aortic dissection. The hybrid repair method included total-arch transpositions (15 cases) or hemi-arch transpositions (10 cases), and endovascular procedures. All hybrid endovascular procedures were completed successfully. Three early residual type-I endoleaks and one type-II endoleak were observed. Stroke occurred in three patients (8%) during the in-hospital stage. The perioperative mortality rate was 4%; one patients died post-operatively from catheter related complications. The average follow-up period was 15 ± 5.8 months (range, 1–41 months). The overall crude survival rate at 15 months was 92% (23/25). During follow-up, new late endoleaks and stent-raft related complications were not observed. One case (4%) developed a unilateral lower limb deficit at 17 days and was readmitted to hospital. In conclusion, the results are encouraging for endovascular aortic arch repair in combination with supra-aortic transposition in high risk cases. Aortic endografting offers good mid-term results. Mid-term results of the hybrid approach in elderly patients with aortic arch pathologies are satisfying.
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              Journal
              Int J Mol Sci
              Int J Mol Sci
              ijms
              International Journal of Molecular Sciences
              MDPI
              1422-0067
              18 December 2015
              December 2015
              : 16
              : 12
              : 30342
              Affiliations
              [1 ]Department of Molecular Biosciences, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA; richter@ 123456ku.edu
              [2 ]MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 4057 Basel, Switzerland; ijms@ 123456mdpi.com
              Article
              ijms-16-26233
              10.3390/ijms161226233
              4691175
              © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

              This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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