Early outcomes of deliberate nonoperative management for blunt thoracic aortic injury in trauma.

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OBJECTIVE Traumatic blunt aortic injury has traditionally been viewed as a surgical emergency, whereas nonoperative therapy has been reserved for nonsurgical candidates. This study reviews our experience with deliberate, nonoperative management for blunt thoracic aortic injury. METHODS A retrospective chart review with selective longitudinal follow-up was… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.02.056

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