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Korean Circ J. 2012 May;42(5):341-344. English. Case Report.
Jang MO , Kim JH , Oh SK , Lee MG , Park KH , Sim DS , Hong YJ , Ahn Y , Jeong MH .
The Heart Center of Chonnam National University Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.

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 experienced two cases of successful management of traumatic thoracic aortic dissection with endovascular stents caused by traffic accidents.

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