The thoraco-abdominal aortic pathology is not uncommon and represents the ultimate challenge for vascular surgeons. The book deals with the newest endovascular and hybrid approaches, together with more traditional surgical strategies. Written by internationally renowned experts in vascular and cardiac surgery, anesthesiology and radiology, the volume provides a very practical approach to the main problems encountered from diagnosis to postoperative care: general principles of aortic diseases, imaging techniques, surgical and anesthesiologic strategies and techniques and other specific problems are some of the topic dealt with. Numerous pictures illustrate the most important diagnostic findings and depict key techniques and strategies. Vascular and cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists and radiologists will find in this volume useful and updated information for the treatment of this very challenging condition.