Endovascular salvage of complications following initial open repair of blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries

Diane Park, Chandheeb Rajakumar, Thomas L. Forbes

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Abstract

Endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic injuries (BTAI) has largely replaced open repair at many trauma centers despite limited long-term data. It is important to remember that the ''gold standard'' open repair to which it is compared also suffers from a shortage of long-term follow-up and often less than ideal short- and long-term results. The following report describes 2 patients who initially underwent urgent open repair of a BTAI and represented with an acquired coarctation and aneurysmal degeneration 4 and 27 years following their initial repair, respectively. Both patients underwent successful endovascular salvage of these complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endovascular
  • Stents
  • Trauma

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