A national review of surgically treated traumatic aortic transections
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Surgical treatment of BTRA results in excellent immediate and long-term outcome. However, with an estimated 20% of RTA mortalities having BTRA, and approximately 10% surviving until hospitalisation, the authors should have seen approximately 105 acute cases, instead of the 29. A high index of clinical suspicion is essential to ensure optimal outcome following this catastrophic injury.