Blunt thoracic aortic injury: open or stent graft repair?

  title={Blunt thoracic aortic injury: open or stent graft repair?},
  author={Brett H Yamane and Girma Tefera and John R. Hoch and William D. Turnipseed and Charles Wynn Acher},
  volume={144 4},
  pages={575-80; discussion 580-2}
BACKGROUND Despite a lack of level I evidence, endovascular stent grafting is frequently used for the treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injury. The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes between open and endovascular repair of traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. METHODS This article is based on a single-institution review of all consecutive patients treated for blunt aortic injury at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics between October 1999 and May 2007. This study… CONTINUE READING


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