Management of traumatic aortic rupture: a 30-year experience.

  title={Management of traumatic aortic rupture: a 30-year experience.},
  author={Marcelo G. Cardarelli and J S Mclaughlin and Stephen W. Downing and J. Alison Brown and Safuh Attar and Bartley P. Griffith},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={236 4},
  pages={465-9; discussion 469-70}
OBJECTIVE To present the authors' 30-year experience with traumatic aortic rupture (TAR). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA TAR is a highly lethal injury. Most institutions manage a small number of cases, and most surgeons receive only modest exposure during training. METHODS Between 1971 and 2001, the authors operated on 219 patients with a diagnosis of TAR. Diagnosis of TAR since 1994 has been based exclusively on the use of contrast-enhanced spiral computed tomography, with angiography reserved… CONTINUE READING
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