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



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



Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi 16(6): 575-578



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.

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