Endovascular treatment of traumatic thoracic aortic aneurysms: report of five cases and review of the literature

Yilmaz O., Arbatli H., Sirin G., Arpaz M., Yagan N. E., Numan F., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.16, no.6, pp.575-578, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Endovascular stent-grafting of the aorta, as an alternative to open surgical techniques, is gaining in popularity everyday, especially in high-risk patients. Acute or chronic traumatic lesions of the descending aorta, especially after motor vehicle accidents, constitute such a group with a high-risk of morbidity and mortality. Here, we report the successful endovascular repair of acute and chronic traumatic thoracic aortic aneurysms after motor vehicle accidents in five patients.