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The role of intravascular ultrasound in acute traumatic aortic rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8489785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute traumatic aortic rupture is a lethal injury and requires immediate diagnosis and surgical repair. The standard of diagnosis for aortic rupture is aortography. In patients in whom the angiographic findings of rupture are subtle or uncertain, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging of the descending aorta has been useful in confirming or excluding mural injury. However, because IVUS is unable to provide a complete and expeditious survey of the aorta and brachiocephalic arteries, the diagnosis of rupture will continue to rely on aortography or current generation computed tomography.
D M Williams; M D Dake; S F Bolling; G M Deeb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0887-2171     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-11     Completed Date:  1993-06-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University Hospitals, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-0030.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Rupture / radiography,  ultrasonography*

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