Endovascular stent grafting of traumatic aortic arch pseudo-aneurysm

  • N Mohamed
  • T Briede
  • M Modi

Abstract



Endovascular stent graft repair for the treatment of post-traumatic aortic rupture is emerging as a safe, minimally invasive and attractive alternative to surgery. This report covers the importance of computer tomographic (CT) angiography as a non-invasive imaging modality in the diagnoses of post-traumatic aortic rupture and the role of CT in preendovascular stent work-up. A detailed discussion on the endovascular procedure including the major limitations to stent insertion follows, and a comparison of endovascular stent graft versus surgery.

South African Journal of Radiology Vol. 12 (2) 2008: pp. 32-34
Published
2009-01-27
Section
Articles

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