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Traumatic aortic rupture: 30 years of experience.
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PMID:  21549915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: To evaluate outcome differences in open surgical and endovascular treatment of traumatic aortic rupture (TAR) over a period of 30 years.
METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the diagnostic workup and management of all patients and compared outcome before and since the era of endovascular therapy.
RESULTS: Between 1980 and 2010, 72 patients with a mean age of 38 years (range, 14-76) were treated for TAR. Of these, 48 (67%) were treated by open surgery and the remaining 24 (33%) by thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). In the open surgery group, mortality was 16.7% and paraplegia occurred in 8.3% of patients, whereas mortality was 4.2% and no paraplegia occurred in the TEVAR group. Diagnostic workup consisted of chest X-ray and arteriography in the early period, whereas computed tomographic scan and transesophageal echography were preferred in the more recent period.
CONCLUSIONS: Although our results could not reach statistical significance, mainly because of the gross oversizing of the open group in comparison with the TEVAR group, TEVAR has introduced a less invasive era in the treatment of TAR and has become the therapy of choice. The diagnostic workup has evolved from chest X-ray and arteriography to computed tomographic scanning and even transesophageal echography.
Malliet Cindy; Houthoofd Sabrina; Daenens Kim; Maleux Geert; Fourneau Inge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
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