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Korean Circ J. 2012 May;42(5):341-4. doi: 10.4070/kcj.2012.42.5.341. Epub 2012 May 24.

Endovascular stent in traumatic thoracic aortic dissection.

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  • 1The Heart Center of Chonnam National University Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

Traumatic thoracic aortic injury is typically fatal. However, recent improvements in pre-hospital care and diagnostic modalities have resulted in an increased number of patients with traumatic aortic injury arriving alive at the hospital. Also, the morbidity and mortality associated with endovascular repair are significantly lower than with conventional open surgery in traumatic thoracic aorta injury. We experienced two cases of successful management of traumatic thoracic aortic dissection with endovascular stents caused by traffic accidents.

KEYWORDS:

Aorta, thoracic; Aortography; Dissection; Multidetector computed tomography

PMID:
22701500
PMCID:
PMC3369966
DOI:
10.4070/kcj.2012.42.5.341
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