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Endovascular Salvage for Traumatic Midthoracic Aortic Rupture with Left Diaphragmatic Injury
Shin-Ah Son, Tak-Hyuk Oh, Gun-Jik Kim, Deok Heon Lee, Kyoung Hoon Lim
J Trauma Inj. 2018;31(2):66-71.   Published online August 31, 2018
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Patients with traumatic aortic rupture rarely reach the hospital alive. Even among those who arrive at the hospital alive, traumatic aortic rupture after high-speed motor vehicle accidents leads to a high in-hospital mortality rate and is associated with other major injuries. Here, we report a rare case of descending midthoracic aortic rupture with blunt diaphragmatic rupture. Successful management with emergency laparotomy after an immediate endovascular procedure resulted in a favorable prognosis in this case.


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