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Acute traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. A comparison of techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8629184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-eight patients were treated for acute blunt thoracic aortic rupture at Groote Schuur Hospital between January 1984 and March 1994. Aortic arch ruptures occurred in 2 patients and were successfully repaired by means of hypothermic circulatory arrest. Descending aortic ruptures were repaired more safely by insertion of an interposition graft as opposed to direct suture reapproximation, and with the aid of partial heparinless bypass as opposed to simple aortic cross-clamping.
U O Von Oppell; J Brink; J Hewitson; P Pinho; P Zilla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0038-2361     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Surg     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-26     Completed Date:  1996-06-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984854R     Medline TA:  S Afr J Surg     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  surgery
Aortic Rupture / mortality,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Middle Aged
Paralysis / etiology
Patient Care Planning
Postoperative Complications
South Africa / epidemiology
Suture Techniques
Time Factors
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / mortality,  surgery*

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