Percutaneous endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic transection.

@article{Peterson2005PercutaneousER,
  title={Percutaneous endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic transection.},
  author={Brian G. Peterson and Jon S. Matsumura and Mark D. Morasch and Michael A. West and Mark K. Eskandari},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={1062-5}
}
BACKGROUND Untreated traumatic aortic transection carries a mortality rate higher than 85%. Standard therapy has been open repair via a left thoracotomy with systemic heparin and is associated with a high risk of paralysis. We reviewed our experience of endoluminal stent-graft repair for treatment of acute traumatic thoracic aortic transection. METHODS Between February 2001 and February 2005, 11 patients sustaining severe blunt trauma with multiple injuries underwent acute endovascular repair… CONTINUE READING

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