Chapter 17. Blunt Trauma to the Thoracic Aorta: Current Challenges

  1. Alan B. Lumsden MD, ChB1,
  2. Peter H. Lin MD2,
  3. Changyi Chen MD, PhD3 and
  4. Juan C. Parodi MD4
  1. Kenneth L. Mattox,
  2. Cliff Whigham,
  3. Richard G. Fisher and
  4. Matthew J. Wall Jr

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988930.ch17

Advanced Endovascular Therapy of Aortic Disease

Advanced Endovascular Therapy of Aortic Disease

How to Cite

Mattox, K. L., Whigham, C., Fisher, R. G. and Wall, M. J. (2007) Blunt Trauma to the Thoracic Aorta: Current Challenges, in Advanced Endovascular Therapy of Aortic Disease (eds A. B. Lumsden, P. H. Lin, C. Chen and J. C. Parodi), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988930.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

  2. 2

    Chief of Vascular Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chief of Interventional Radiology, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

  3. 3

    Professor of Surgery & Molecular and Cellular Biology, Director, Molecular Surgeon Research Center, Vice Chairman, Surgical Research, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Chief of Endovascular Surgery, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Department of Surgery, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155700

Online ISBN: 9780470988930

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Keywords:

  • thoracic aortic injury;
  • endovascular catheter therapy;
  • thoracic edografts;
  • blunt injuries;
  • computed tomography (CT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historic debates on diagnosis and treatment of thoracic aortic injury

  • Logic for use of endovascular catheter-based therapy for thoracic aorta injury

  • Concerns relating to common use of endografts in thoracic aortic injury

  • Thoracic endograft and insertion site complications

  • Summar