Current Management of Aortic Injuries

Gregory Magee, Matthew Mell, Michael Fischbein, Paul M. Maggio, David A. Spain

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The past decade has seen major changes in the management of blunt, traumatic thoracic aortic injury. The increasing use and improvement of computed tomography scans and endovascular stent grafts have changed management paradigms by allowing more rapid diagnosis and definitive repair with less physiologic stress on the patient. Short- and long-term data support this trend, as well as the advantages of delayed repair for stable aortic injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalICU Director
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • blunt aortic injury
  • early versus delayed management
  • endovascular versus open repair
  • minimal aortic injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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