Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 56(4): 232-234
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038384
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Endovascular Repair in Chronic Aortic Transection: A Report of Three Cases

S. Sanioglu1 , O. Sokullu1 , S. Sahin2 , B. Ozay1 , M. Sargin1 , F. Bilgen1
  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2Department of Radiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
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Publikationsverlauf

Received October 26, 2007

Publikationsdatum:
15. Mai 2008 (online)

Introduction

Open repair of acute traumatic aortic transection has a very high risk of morbidity and mortality due to the frequent occurrence of other severe coexisting injuries. For this reason, endovascular repair has become the primary treatment modality [[1], [2]]. However, the management of the chronic form caused by undiagnosed rupture is controversial. In this paper, we present three cases of chronic aortic transection treated with endovascular repair.

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Dr. Soner Sanioglu

Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Tibbiye cad, Haydarpasa

34420 Istanbul

Turkey

eMail: sanioglu@gmail.com