Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta

R. Chiesa, M. Ruettimann Liberato De Moura, C. Lucci, R. Castellano, E. Civilini, G. Melissano, Y. Tshomba

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Abstract

Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta is a life threatening situation, and may be secondary to several mechanisms ; mainly penetrating or iatrogenic lesions and blunt trauma. Although penetrating mechanisms predominate, the number of patients with aortic disruption due to blunt trauma has continued to increase. This paper shows an overview focusing on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, timing and type of treatment regarding traumatic injuries of the thoracic aorta ; it also reports the experience of one single center that deals with these lesions. The major difficulty in the evaluation data on blunt aortic injury is that retrospective reviews often group together patients with all types of aortic lesions, comparing outcomes for injuries in different locations, with diverse methods of repair and different surgeons and/or institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-374
Number of pages11
JournalActa Chirurgica Belgica
Volume103
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

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Thoracic Aorta
Rupture
Wounds and Injuries
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Therapeutics

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Chiesa, R., Ruettimann Liberato De Moura, M., Lucci, C., Castellano, R., Civilini, E., Melissano, G., & Tshomba, Y. (2003). Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. Acta Chirurgica Belgica, 103(4), 364-374.

Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. / Chiesa, R.; Ruettimann Liberato De Moura, M.; Lucci, C.; Castellano, R.; Civilini, E.; Melissano, G.; Tshomba, Y.

In: Acta Chirurgica Belgica, Vol. 103, No. 4, 08.2003, p. 364-374.

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Chiesa, R, Ruettimann Liberato De Moura, M, Lucci, C, Castellano, R, Civilini, E, Melissano, G & Tshomba, Y 2003, 'Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta', Acta Chirurgica Belgica, vol. 103, no. 4, pp. 364-374.
Chiesa R, Ruettimann Liberato De Moura M, Lucci C, Castellano R, Civilini E, Melissano G et al. Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. Acta Chirurgica Belgica. 2003 Aug;103(4):364-374.
Chiesa, R. ; Ruettimann Liberato De Moura, M. ; Lucci, C. ; Castellano, R. ; Civilini, E. ; Melissano, G. ; Tshomba, Y. / Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. In: Acta Chirurgica Belgica. 2003 ; Vol. 103, No. 4. pp. 364-374.
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