Penetrating thoracic great vessel injury: impact of admission hemodynamics and preoperative imaging.

@article{Oconnor2010PenetratingTG,
  title={Penetrating thoracic great vessel injury: impact of admission hemodynamics and preoperative imaging.},
  author={James V O'connor and Thomas M. Scalea},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={834-7}
}
BACKGROUND The management of penetrating great vessel (PGV) injury is challenging. Patients in shock require rapid evaluation, whereas in stable patients, imaging studies may optimize the surgical approach. We reviewed our experience with PGV injury to determine the impact of admission blood pressure and accuracy of imaging studies, both angiography and computed tomographic angiography (CTA). METHODS Retrospective review of the trauma registry from 2001 to 2007 identifying patients with PGV… CONTINUE READING
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