Thoracic aorta

Peter I. Ellman, Irving L. Kron

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An 18-year-old woman who just recently received her driver's license is involved in a head-on collision. Upon arrival to the trauma bay, she is alert and complaining of chest pain. The patient is hemodynamically stable. Physical examination is unremarkable with the exception of precordial tenderness. Diagnostic workup confirms a traumatic aortic rupture. Which of the following would be the most appropriate management approach? (A) Thoracotomy (B) Intraaortic balloon pump (C) Endovascular stenting (D) Antihypertensive therapy and monitoring (E) Observation only

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcute Care Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0387344705, 9780387344706
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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