Semin intervent Radiol 2021; 38(01): 075-083
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726005
Review Article

Thoracic Trauma, Nonaortic Injuries

Kai A. Jones
1  Columbia University Vegelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
,
Shirin Sadri
1  Columbia University Vegelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
,
Noor Ahmad
2  Division of Interventional Radiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York
,
Joseph R. Weintraub
3  Tufts University, Middlesex, Massachusetts
,
Stephen P. Reis
2  Division of Interventional Radiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York
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Abstract

Trauma is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Approximately two-thirds of trauma patients have thoracic injuries. Nonvascular injury to the chest is most common; however, while vascular injuries to the chest make up a small minority of injuries in thoracic trauma, these injuries are most likely to require intervention by interventional radiology (IR). IR plays a vital role, with much to offer, in the evaluation and management of patients with both vascular and nonvascular thoracic trauma; in many cases, IR treatments obviate the need for these patients to go to the operating room. This article reviews the role of IR in the treatment of vascular an nonvascular traumatic thoracic injuries.



Publication History

Publication Date:
15 April 2021 (online)

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