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Endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20226354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blunt traumatic aortic injury is a highly fatal injury caused from rapid deceleration of the thorax. Most victims do not survive to obtain emergency medical care. Immediate open surgical repair had been the standard of care for decades, but more recent strategies and the emergence of thoracic aortic endografting have changed protocols for the treatment of this highly lethal lesion. This article reviews the current treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injury and the use of thoracic aortic stent grafting for this patient population.
Derek R Brinster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1532-9488     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-15     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917640     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0068, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  mortality
Prosthesis Design
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / mortality,  radiography,  surgery*

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