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Repair of a penetrating aortic arch injury using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and retrograde cerebral perfusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22186130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta is a severe and life-threatening entity. The incidence of penetrating trauma to the aortic arch is not known, because most patients die of haemorrhage even before they receive adequate treatment. Clinical signs of such injuries include external or internal haemorrhage, bruit, distal pulse deficit, neurological deficit and shock. We present a 42-year old female with a penetrating aortic arch injury successfully repaired using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and retrograde cerebral perfusion.
George Samanidis; Stergios Dimitriou; Athanasios Sakorafas; Mazen Khoury
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-22     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  surgery
Aortic Rupture / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Circulatory Arrest, Deep Hypothermia Induced / methods*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Multidetector Computed Tomography
Perfusion / methods*
Thoracic Injuries / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
Vascular System Injuries / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Wounds, Gunshot / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*

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