The salvageability of patients with post-traumatic rupture of the descending thoracic aorta in a primary trauma center.

@article{Bodily1977TheSO,
  title={The salvageability of patients with post-traumatic rupture of the descending thoracic aorta in a primary trauma center.},
  author={K C Bodily and James F. Perry and R G Strate and R. P. Fischer},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1977},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={754-60}
}
If uniform early diagnosis is accomplished, two thirds of patients with rupture of the proximal descending aorta seen at a primary trauma treatment center are potentially salvageable. Currently the survival rate is only one half of this optimum figure (31%). One third of 39 patients with acute rupture of the proximal descending thoracic aorta studied had… CONTINUE READING