Open Repair of Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury Without Shunt, and Using a Woven Dacron Graft

  • Aurelio Rodriguez
  • David C. Elliott


Preoperative Preparation
  1. 1.

    Place multiple large-bore intravenous lines.

  2. 2.

    Utilize double-lumen endotracheal tube.

  3. 3.

    Place right radial arterial monitoring line.

  4. 4.

    Consider PA catheter.

  5. 5.

    Ensure all IV fluids are warmed.

  6. 6.

    Ensure generous blood supply available.



Aortic trauma Large vessels trauma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurelio Rodriguez
    • 1
  • David C. Elliott
    • 2
  1. 1.Panamerican Trauma SocietyWexfordUSA
  2. 2.Colonel, US Army Medical Corps (Retired)Surgeon, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without BordersRichmondUSA

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