ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Traumatic aortic rupture and surgical repair
Saleh Alsalehi, Ahmet Şaşmazel, Altuğ Tuncer, Mehmet Özkökeli, Rahmi Zeybek, Hasan Sunar
Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.180
Trauma is the leading cause of death under the age of 35 years worldwide. Traumatic aortic rupture accounts for 18% of all road traffic accident mortality. Eighty percent of these patients die at the scene of the accident. Of the survivors, 50% die within 24 hours, if left untreated. Rarely, an aortic pseudoaneurysm related to blunt chest trauma may develop. Rapid transport and resuscitation, awareness of the injury, availability of multi-slice computed tomography and timely intervention can significantly reduce mortality in aortic injury. We present a 33-year-old male patient with an aortic pseudoaneurysm which developed after an automobile accident and treated surgically using cardiopulmonary bypass technique.
Keywords : Aortic pseudoaneurysm; cardiopulmonary bypass; traumatic aortic injury
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