Endovascular repair of a distal thoracic aortic transection in association with traumatic burst fracture


We present an endovascular repair of aortic transection at distal thoracic level due to traumatic burst fracture. The association of blunt aortic transections and thoracic burst fractures is very rare. Contemporary preferred treatment approach is endovascular aortic repair, because of low mortality rates. The aortic repair procedure should be performed before spinal stabilization surgery. In this case report, we present a 49-year-old male patient with blunt traumatic descending thoracic aortic transection, treated by endovascular aortic repair. In conclusion, the emergent endovascular repair is a preferable method to treat the traumatic distal thoracic aortic transection.

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Erdoğan, K.E., Beşler, M.S., Canyiğit, M. et al. Endovascular repair of a distal thoracic aortic transection in association with traumatic burst fracture. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12055-021-01138-9

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  • Aortic transection
  • Thoracic burst fracture
  • Endovascular repair