Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta is a common cause of death after motor vehicle accidents. The gold standard for treatment of traumatic rupture of the descending thoracic aorta is a left thoraoctomy with replacement of the affected aorta. The endovascular treatment of aortic transection is an emerging alternative in multi-traumatized patients.
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Use of Intravascular Ultrasound in Endovascular Stenting of Traumatic Rupture of the Descending Thoracic Aorta
September 3, 2008
June 30, 2008
Several surgical approaches have been described for the management of adult patients with acquired heart disease and paraductal coarctation of the aorta. Options are a staged procedure using median sternotomy and left thoracotomy, a catheter-based intervention of the coarctation combined with sternotomy, and single-stage simultaneous correction of lesions via sternotomy.
Repair of an Extent II Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a Marfan's Patient with Previous Thoracic Aortic Stenting
December 19, 2006
By Hazim J. Safi, MD, Anthony L. Estrera, MD, Eyal Porat, MD, Ali Azizzadeh, MD, and Riad Meada, MD STSA 2006 Video:
November 16, 2006
By Andreas Zierer, MD and Marc R. Moon, MD STSA 2006 Video: