Evolution of lesion-specific management of blunt thoracic aortic injury.

  title={Evolution of lesion-specific management of blunt thoracic aortic injury.},
  author={Donald Harris and Joseph Rabin and Benjamin Ware Starnes and A. Khoynezhad and R Gregory Conway and Bradley S. Taylor and Shahab Toursavadkohi and Robert S. Crawford},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={64 2},
Developments in diagnosis and treatment have transformed the management of blunt thoracic aortic injuries (BTAIs). For patients in stable condition, treatment practice has shifted from early open repair to nonoperative management for low-grade lesions and routine delayed endovascular repair for more significant injuries. However, effective therapy depends on accurate staging of injury grade and stability to select patients for appropriate management. Recent developments in BTAI risk… CONTINUE READING

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