Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 , Vol 27 , Issue 2
Emergency thoracic endovascular aortic repair for traumatic thoracic aortic rupture can be life-saving
Abdullah Özer1, Yiğit Kılıç1, Barış Mardin1, Koray Akkan2, Mustafa Hakan Zor1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2016-51257 The thoracic aortic rupture in multiple trauma patients is often associated with a sudden deceleration after blunt aortic injury. Patients with blunt aortic injuries have high risks for paraplegia, stroke, and heart, kidney and respiratory failure. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) enables a rapid control of bleeding and ensures rapid blood flow to the internal organs. Herein, we report a female case of a distal rupture of left subclavian artery and totally separated intimal and medial layers of the artery which was successfully treated with TEVAR procedure. Keywords : Aortic rupture; emergencies; endovascular procedure; thoracic aorta; trauma