Emergency endovascular stent graft repair for acute blunt thoracic aortic injury: a retrospective case control study

@article{Broux2006EmergencyES,
  title={Emergency endovascular stent graft repair for acute blunt thoracic aortic injury: a retrospective case control study},
  author={Christophe Broux and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Thony and Olivier Chavanon and Vincent Bach and Rachid Hacini and Christian Sengel and Dominique Blin and Pierre Lavagne and Pierre Girardet and Claude Jacquot},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={770-774}
}
To compare surgical and endovascular stent graft (ESG) treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injury (BAI) in the emergency setting. Retrospective case control study in two surgical intensive care units of a university hospital. 30 patients who presented with BAI between 1995 and 2005: 17 treated surgically and 13 by ESG. The two groups were comparable for the severity of trauma and mean delay before treatment; the mean age was higher in the ESG group (46 ± 18 vs. 35 ± 15 years). In the surgical… CONTINUE READING

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