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Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury

Ryan P. Plichta, MD, G. Chad Hughes, MD
Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury is a topic covered in the Adult and Pediatric Cardiac.

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Abstract

Acute traumatic aortic transection, otherwise known as blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI), is a leading cause of death in blunt force trauma. The treatment of this pathology has evolved significantly over the past decade with the proliferation of endovascular interventions as well as medical management, What follows is a discussion of BTAI with regard to presentation, diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and surveillance.

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Abstract

Acute traumatic aortic transection, otherwise known as blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI), is a leading cause of death in blunt force trauma. The treatment of this pathology has evolved significantly over the past decade with the proliferation of endovascular interventions as well as medical management, What follows is a discussion of BTAI with regard to presentation, diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and surveillance.

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Last updated: August 25, 2020