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Revista médica de Chile

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MERTENS M, Renato et al. Endovascular treatment of descending aorta trauma. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2005, vol.133, n.4, pp.403-408. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872005000400002.

Background: Mortality of traumatic aortic lesions is over 80%. A group of those who survive, develop a chronic pseudo aneurism, usually asymptomatic, that is detected during imaging studies. Since conventional surgical treatment of traumatic aortic lesions has a great mortality, endovascular treatment has been used as an alternative treatment in the last decade. Aim: To report our experience with endovascular treatment of traumatic aortic lesions. Patients and methods: Report of seven patients aged 22 to 65 years, with traumatic aortic lesions. Under general anesthesia an endovascular prosthesis was inserted through the femoral artery. Results: No complications were observed in the postoperative period, and after a follow up ranging from 4 to 40 months, no endoleaks or other complications have been detected. Conclusions: Endovascular treatment of traumatic aortic lesions has good immediate and midterm results

Keywords : Aorta; Aortic rupture; Blood vessel prosthesis; Multiple trauma.

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