Delayed operative intervention in the management of traumatic descending thoracic aortic rupture.

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BACKGROUND Outcomes may be improved by purposefully delaying surgical intervention of the traumatically ruptured descending thoracic aorta. METHODS Fifty-seven patient records identified through the Trauma Registry of a level 1 trauma center between January 1993 and April 2002 were retrospectively analyzed between groups who underwent "clamp-and-sew… (More)

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@article{Kwon2002DelayedOI, title={Delayed operative intervention in the management of traumatic descending thoracic aortic rupture.}, author={Christopher C Kwon and Inderjit S Gill and William F. Fallon and Charles J Yowler and Rami Akhrass and R Thomas Temes and Mark A. Malangoni}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2002}, volume={74 5}, pages={S1888-91; discussion S1892-8} }