Surgical indications and timing of repair of traumatic ruptures of the thoracic aorta.

@article{Galli1998SurgicalIA,
  title={Surgical indications and timing of repair of traumatic ruptures of the thoracic aorta.},
  author={Roberto Galli and Davide Fiaschi-Pier Mario Pacini and Roberto di Bartolomeo and Rossella Fattori and Bruno Turinetto and Giovanni Grillone and Angelo Pierangeli},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={461-4}
}
BACKGROUND The outcome of patients with acute traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta after motor vehicle accidents is strongly conditioned by injuries to other districts. The timing of repair is controversial when the patients arrive alive to the hospital. METHODS A series of 42 patients with acute traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta observed between January 1980 and June 1996 was divided into two groups: group I underwent immediate repair (21 patients) and in group II operation was… CONTINUE READING

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