Thoracic Vascular and Great Vessel Hemorrhage: Big Red and Big Blue

  • Joseph J. DuBoseEmail author
  • Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw


Thoracic vascular trauma represents a wide spectrum of challenging injuries. In the emergent setting, information and imaging data may be limited. Optimal treatment often requires expedient thought processes and decisions to determine the most appropriate exposure and control. Surgical control may require flexibility in the use of incision extensions and rapid transition to additional portions of the thorax or other body regions. Endovascular adjuncts, as either definitive treatment or as hybrid tools paired with open treatment modalities, have emerged as useful capabilities in the treatment of these injuries.


Vessel Trauma Modalities Injury Therapies Artery 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular SurgeryMemorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute at Texas Medical CenterHoustonUSA

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