Endovascular treatment of traumatic thoracic aortic aneurysms: report of five cases and review of the literature

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2010 Nov;16(6):575-8.


Endovascular stent-grafting of the aorta, as an alternative to open surgical techniques, is gaining in popularity everyday, especially in high-risk patients. Acute or chronic traumatic lesions of the descending aorta, especially after motor vehicle accidents, constitute such a group with a high-risk of morbidity and mortality. Here, we report the successful endovascular repair of acute and chronic traumatic thoracic aortic aneurysms after motor vehicle accidents in five patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents
  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, False / etiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motorcycles
  • Radiography
  • Stents