Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2015 , Vol 24 , Issue 3
Life Saving Role of TEVAR in a Traumatic Aortic Transection: Case Report
C. Murat SONGUR1, Emir EROL1, Ferit ÇİÇEKÇİOĞLU1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-38000 Traumatic thoracic aortic injury is typically fatal. However, recent improvements in pre-hospital care and diagnostic modalities have resulted in an increased number of patients with traumatic aortic injury arriving alive at the hospital. Also, the morbidity and mortality associated with endovascular repair are significantly lower than with conventional open surgery in traumatic thoracic aorta injury. We present one case of traumatic thoracic aortic dissection caused by a traffic accident and its successful management with endovascular stents. Keywords : Aorta, thoracic; dissection