Complications of TAG and Conformable TAG (CTAG) Thoracic Endoprosthesis

Tze Woei Tan, Wayne W. Zhang

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The Conformable TAG (CTAG) endoprosthesis, a currently available Gore thoracic device, has been approved and shown to be effective for endovascular treatment of aneurysm, traumatic transection, and Type B dissection in the descending thoracic aorta. The design modification that led to improved conformability and the expansion of the oversizing window has reduced complications such as graft collapse/compression and wire fracture seen in older-generation TAG endoprosthesis. The unresolved issue with the CTAG device is rare but is a potential devastating risk of deployment failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Endovascular Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPeri-Procedural Prevention and Treatment
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780323554480
ISBN (Print)9780323554497
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • TAG
  • complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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