Blunt Thoracic Aortic Trauma

  • Mina L. Boutrous
  • Rana O. Afifi
  • Ali Azizzadeh
  • Anthony L. EstreraEmail author


Given their rapidly fatal course, intrathoracic vascular injuries have long captured the interest of surgeons. Over the past two decades, a lot has been done to overcome this infamous clinical course. The ever-evolving technology involving the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities has helped produce a paradigm shift in the approach toward management of these types of injuries. Moreover, this advancement has produced a radical change in the diagnosis and outcome of patients with both blunt and penetrating thoracic injuries.


Aorta Trauma Rupture Endovascular Management Malperfusion TEVAR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mina L. Boutrous
    • 1
  • Rana O. Afifi
    • 1
  • Ali Azizzadeh
    • 1
  • Anthony L. Estrera
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular SurgeryMcGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)HoustonUSA

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