[25 cases of traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta: current diagnostic elements].


Traumatic rupture of the descending thoracic aorta is lethal within 3 weeks in 95% of patients who do not undergo operation. In this series of 25 patients who were operated on, 84% have survived for 6 years and there have been no cases of paraplegia. The mechanism of injury is most important in the investigation of patients with traumatic injuries and must… (More)


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