Endovascular Repair of Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta: Single-Center Experience

  title={Endovascular Repair of Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta: Single-Center Experience},
  author={Nikolaos A. Saratzis and Athanasios Saratzis and Nikolaos Melas and Georgios Ginis and Athanasios Lioupis and Dimitrios Lykopoulos and John Lazaridis and Kiskinis Dimitrios},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta secondary to blunt chest trauma is a life-threatening emergency and a common cause of death, usually following violent collisions. The objective of this retrospective report was to evaluate the efficacy of endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic disruptions with a single commercially available stent-graft. Nine men (mean age 29.5 years) were admitted to our institution between January 2003 and January 2006 due to blunt aortic trauma following violent… CONTINUE READING
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