Thoracic aorta emergencies: is the endovascular treatment the new gold standard?

@article{Ferrari2006ThoracicAE,
  title={Thoracic aorta emergencies: is the endovascular treatment the new gold standard?},
  author={Enrico Ferrari and Piergiorgio Tozzi and Ludwig Karl von Segesser},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={730-4}
}
BACKGROUND The endovascular treatment for acute traumatic aorta rupture has been proven to be safe in emergency. Technical aspects concerning the device fixation, the materials' durability, and the patients' selection criteria are still under discussion. We present our clinical experience and the mid-term follow-up. METHODS Between January 2001 and January 2005, twenty-five patients have been diagnosed with acute traumatic aorta wall rupture in our emergency department. An angio computed… CONTINUE READING

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