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A national review of surgically treated traumatic aortic transections

  • P. Naughton
  • L. Nölke
  • C. Shaw
  • K. K. Doddakula
  • T. Aherne
  • A. O’Donnell
  • M. Neligan
  • E. McGovern
  • M. Redmond
  • J. Hurley
  • D. Luke
  • A. E. Wood
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Conclusion

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.

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© Springer 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Naughton
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Nölke
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Shaw
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. K. Doddakula
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Aherne
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. O’Donnell
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Neligan
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. McGovern
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Redmond
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Hurley
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Luke
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. E. Wood
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryMater Misericordiae HospitalDublin
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryCork University HospitalIreland

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