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Thoracic Aorta

  • Peter I. Ellman
  • Irving L. Kron

Abstract

An 18-year-old woman who just recently received her driver’s license is involved in a head-on collision. Upon arrival to the trauma bay, she is alert and complaining of chest pain. The patient is hemodynamically stable. Physical examination is unremarkable with the exception of precordial tenderness. Diagnostic workup confirms a traumatic aortic rupture. Which of the following would be the most appropriate management approach?
  1. (A)

    Thoracotomy

     
  2. (B)

    Intraaortic balloon pump

     
  3. (C)

    Endovascular stenting

     
  4. (D)

    Antihypertensive therapy and monitoring

     
  5. (E)

    Observation only

     

Keywords

Aortic Dissection Thoracic Aorta Marfan Syndrome False Lumen Compute Tomog 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter I. Ellman
    • 1
  • Irving L. Kron
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, University of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterCharlottesvilleUSA

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