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Endovascular repair of traumatic thoracic aortic tears.
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PMID:  22265092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Patients with thoracic aorta injuries (TAI) present a unique challenge. The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in patients with TAI. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients admitted for TEVAR for trauma was performed. RESULTS: In a 5-year period, 19 patients (6 women and 13 men; average age, 42 y) were admitted to our trauma center with TAI. Mechanism of injury was a motor vehicle crash in 12 patients, motorcycle crash in 2 patients, automobile-pedestrian accident in 2 patients, 1 fall, 1 crush injury, and 1 stab wound to the back. A thoracic endograft was used in 6 patients and proximal aortic cuffs were used in 13 patients (68%). One patient (5%) died. There were no strokes, myocardial infarctions, paraplegia, or renal failure. CONCLUSIONS: TEVAR for TAI appears to be a safe option for patients with multiple injuries. TEVAR in young patients is still controversial because long-term endograft behavior is unknown.
M Ashraf Mansour; Jeffrey S Kirk; Robert F Cuff; Shonda L Banegas; Gavin M Ambrosi; Timothy H Liao; Christopher M Chambers; Peter Y Wong; John C Heiser
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
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Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Spectrum Health Medical Group, 4069 Lake Dr. SE, Suite 312, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-8816, USA; Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI, USA; Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
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