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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327106/mdct-of-ductus-diverticulum-3d-cinematic-rendering-to-enhance-understanding-of-anatomic-configuration-and-avoid-misinterpretation-as-traumatic-aortic-injury
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Steven P Rowe, Pamela T Johnson, Elliot K Fishman
Acute aortic injuries are not common in the setting of severe blunt trauma, but lead to significant morbidity and mortality. High-quality MDCT with 2D MPRs and 3D rendering are essential to identify aortic trauma and distinguish anatomic variants and other forms of aortic pathology from an acute injury. Misinterpretation of mimics of acute aortic injury can lead to unnecessary arteriography and thoracic surgery. Since most traumatic injuries occur in the distal arch, radiologists must be cognizant of the range of appearances of variants related to the ductus diverticulum...
January 11, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298239/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-for-pelvic-blunt-trauma-and-life-threatening-hemorrhage-a-20-year-experience-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Audrey Pieper, Frédéric Thony, Julien Brun, Mathieu Rodière, Bastien Boussat, Catherine Arvieux, Jérôme Tonetti, Jean-François Payen, Pierre Bouzat
BACKGROUND: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is increasingly used as a non-invasive clamp of the aorta after diverse post-traumatic injuries. Balloon inflation in zone 3 (from the lower renal artery to the aortic bifurcation) can be performed to stop on-going bleeding after severe pelvic trauma with life-threatening hemorrhage. The aim of our study was to describe our 20-year experience with REBOA in terms of efficacy and safety in patients with a suspicion of severe pelvic trauma and extreme hemorrhagic shock...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275829/risk-modeling-to-optimize-patient-selection-for-management-of-the-descending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#3
Akiko Tanaka, Harleen K Sandhu, Wande B Pratt, Rana Afifi, Charles C Miller, Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, Maria E Codreanu, Naveed U Saqib, Ali Azizzadeh, Hazim J Safi, Anthony L Estrera
BACKGROUND: A single-institutional study comparing early and long-term outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and open surgical repair (OSR) was performed to determine the appropriate treatment option for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA). METHODS: Between 2005 and 2014, 438 DTAA patients were treated (TEVAR, 88; OSR, 350). Acute dissection and traumatic injury were excluded. Perioperative and follow-up data were reviewed. Stratified analyses were conducted to identify patients most likely to benefit from TEVAR...
December 21, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226380/acute-severe-mitral-regurgitation-after-blunt-chest-trauma
#4
Petar Saric, Benjamin D Ravaee, Toral R Patel, Brian D Hoit
Myocardial contusion and aortic injury are well-known cardiac complications of blunt chest trauma, but valvular injury is rare. Traumatic valve injuries most commonly involve the aortic valve, with isolated mitral valve injury being quite rare. We report a case of acute severe mitral regurgitation due to ruptured chordae tendineae requiring surgical repair following a motor vehicle accident.
December 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174327/a-case-of-cardiac-arrest-associated-with-aortic-valve-regurgitation
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Hyun Suk Chai, Suk Woo Lee, Jung Soo Park, Sang Chul Kim, Ji Han Lee, Hoon Kim
Blunt chest trauma can cause not only damage to the thoracic cage, but can also injure intracardiac structures including the papillary muscles, chordae tendineae, and valve leaflets. Aortic valve (AV) injury secondary to blunt chest trauma is a rare occurrence. Clinically, AV injury may be missed during the initial post-trauma assessment due to the lack of suspicion of cardiac involvement. Thus, the diagnosis of AV injury is often delayed or missed for a time interval of days to months. As a consequence, the traumatic AV regurgitation can rapidly or progressively lead to congestive heart failure unless surgically corrected...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170169/thoracic-aortic-transection-resulting-in-a-type-b-dissection-following-blunt-trauma
#6
Lance Fogleman, Terrell Caffery, Jeffrey Gruner, Danielle Tatum
A 39-year-old man sustained an acute grade III aortic injury resulting in a type B aortic dissection in the setting of severe traumatic brain injury, cervical spine injury and multiple orthopaedic injuries following a motorcycle crash. The patient underwent an emergent thoracic endovascular aortic repair, complicated by a thoracic pseudoaneurysm rupture and ongoing exsanguination from a persistent type 1 endoleak. Additional stent grafts were required to gain control of the endoleak. The patient ultimately progressed to brain death post procedure in the intensive care unit...
November 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166938/a-case-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury-requiring-ecmo-for-acute-malperfusion-before-tevar
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Daiki Wada, Koichi Hayakawa, Shuji Kanayama, Shuhei Maruyama, Hiromu Iwamura, Noriyuki Miyama, Fukuki Saito, Yasushi Nakamori, Yasuyuki Kuwagata
BACKGROUND: Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) is associated with a high mortality rate and the paradigm of treating patients with BTAI currently favours thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) if possible. In BTAI, lethal malperfusion caused by a pseudoaneurysm has rarely been reported. We present the first report of a successful case in which a pseudoaneurysm causing the infrequent occurrence of lethal malperfusion and subsequent acute severe ischaemia in the distal portion of the thoracic descending aorta was overcome by veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) as a bridging therapy until the initiation of TEVAR...
November 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155110/delayed-traumatic-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-formation-causing-vertebral-body-erosion-and-back-pain-case-report-and-literature-review
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Justin M Cappuzzo, Kathleen E Knudson, Shawn Sarin, Joseph Babrowicz, Abraham Cherrick, Jonathan H Sherman
BACKGROUND: Aortic pseudoaneurysms are a rare cause of chronic back pain, usually due to compression of adjacent neurovasculature. It is uncommon for patients with pseudoaneurysms of the abdominal aorta to present in a delayed fashion after initial traumatic injury. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present an unusual case of delayed pseudoaneurysm formation, with subsequent erosion into the adjacent L1 vertebral body. This pseudoaneurysm was secondary to a gunshot wound with retained ballistic fragment that occurred 27 years prior...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143168/limited-influence-of-blunt-aortic-injuries-on-the-outcome-of-polytraumatized-patients-a-matched-pair-analysis
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A Omar, C Macke, M Winkelmann, E Beckmann, P Mommsen, C Schröter, C Krettek, Christian Zeckey
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic lesions of great vessels such as the aorta are life-threatening injuries. There is limited evidence about the influence of traumatic aortic injuries in multiple trauma patients in particular with regard to posttraumatic complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of blunt thoracic aortic injuries in multiple trauma patients compared to a multiple trauma cohort without this specific injury. In addition, the safety of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) in multiple trauma patients was analyzed...
November 15, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127893/traumatic-fatal-aortic-rupture-in-motorcycle-drivers
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Guido Pelletti, Giovanni Cecchetto, Alessia Viero, Maria De Matteis, Guido Viel, Massimo Montisci
Traumatic fatal aortic rupture (FAR) is a common finding in victims of motor vehicle crashes (MVC), but its aetiology and mechanisms of production remain an issue of major concern, above all in motorcyclists. This study reports a series of cases obtained from a retrospective analysis of traumatic FARs occurring in motorcycle drivers, with the aim of defining the injury patterns and correlating them with the mechanisms of FAR production. Circumstantial, autopsy and histology data were collected through a retrospective analysis of post mortem examinations performed at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Padova between 2014 and 2016...
November 6, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124037/chylothorax-after-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
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Pawit Sriprasit, Osaree Akaraborworn
Traumatic chylothorax after blunt chest trauma alone is considered rare. Our patient was a 27-year-old female who was in a motorcycle accident and sustained blunt thoracic and traumatic thoracic aortic injuries with T1-T2 vertebral subluxation. She underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair from T4 to T9 without any thoracic or spinal surgery. On postoperative day 7, the drainage from her left chest turned into a milky-white fluid indicative of chyle leakage. The patient was treated conservatively for 2 weeks and then the chest drain was safely removed...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124026/risk-factors-for-pneumonia-in-ventilated-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Hyun Oh Park, Dong Hoon Kang, Seong Ho Moon, Jun Ho Yang, Sung Hwan Kim, Joung Hun Byun
Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common disease that may contribute to morbidity and mortality among trauma patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This study evaluated the associations between trauma factors and the development of VAP in ventilated patients with multiple rib fractures. Methods: We retrospectively and consecutively evaluated 101 patients with multiple rib fractures who were ventilated and managed at our hospital between January 2010 and December 2015, analyzing the associations between VAP and trauma factors in these patients...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095270/pituitary-insufficiency-following-traumatic-thoracic-injury-in-an-adolescent-male-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Aleksandra Gilis-Januszewska, Łukasz Kluczyński, Małgorzata Wilusz, Jacek Pantofliński, Renata Turek-Jabrocka, Dorota Pach, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk
RATIONALE: Traumatic thoracic injuries in adolescents are rare but could be connected with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and development of chronic hypopituitarism. Early recognition of these endocrine problems is a significant challenge to clinicians. We present difficulties in diagnosis of hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency following traumatic thoracic injury in adolescence. We also review the literature of similar cases. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of a 24-years-old male...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049608/acute-administration-of-oestradiol-or-progesterone-in-a-spinal-cord-ischaemia-reperfusion-model-in-rats
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Leonardo Pessoa Cavalcante, Sueli Gomes Ferreira, Daniel Romano Pereira, Sergio Rodrigues de Moraes, Rafael Simas, Paulina Sannomiya, Ana Cristina Breithaupt-Faloppa, Luiz Felipe Pinho Moreira
OBJECTIVES: Despite research into protective pharmacological adjuncts, paraplegia persists as a dreaded complication after thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic interventions. Reports on gender-related neurological outcomes after ischaemic and traumatic brain injuries have led to increased interest in hormonal neuroprotective effects and have generated other studies seeking to prove the neuroprotective effects of the therapeutic administration of 17β-oestradiol and of progesterone. We hypothesised that acute administration of oestradiol or progesterone would prevent or attenuate spinal cord ischaemic injury induced by occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta...
September 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040486/delayed-traumatic-rupture-of-the-thoracic-aorta-into-the-esophagus
#15
V A Komborozos, I Belenis, C Malagari, P Yannopoulos
A case of delayed rupture of the thoracic aorta into the esophagus after blunt thoracic injury is reported. It involved a hemodynamically stable 18-year-old male patient without any clinical or radiological signs to indicate aortic injury. Aortoesophageal fistula presented in the fifth post traumatic day, with a sudden dyspnea episode, intraperitoneal hemorrhage and lower gastrointestinal bleeding, due to intraperitoneal and intragastric rupture of intramural esophageal hematoma.
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973104/use-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-for-proximal-aortic-control-in-patients-with-severe-hemorrhage-and-arrest
#16
Megan Brenner, William Teeter, Melanie Hoehn, Jason Pasley, Peter Hu, Shiming Yang, Anna Romagnoli, Jose Diaz, Deborah Stein, Thomas Scalea
Importance: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a percutaneous transfemoral balloon technique used in select centers for resuscitation and temporary hemostasis, often instead of emergency department thoracotomy. The ability to perform aortic occlusion (AO) with an intravascular device allows focused occlusion at the most distal level to perfuse proximal regions while slowing hemorrhage to injured areas. Objective: To describe what is to date the largest single-institution experience with REBOA in the United States...
September 27, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947225/determinants-and-outcomes-of-nonoperative-management-for-blunt-traumatic-aortic-injuries
#17
Harleen K Sandhu, Samuel D Leonard, Alexa Perlick, Naveed U Saqib, Charles C Miller, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, Hazim J Safi, Ali Azizzadeh
OBJECTIVE: The natural history and parameters for successful nonoperative management of blunt traumatic aortic injuries (BTAIs) involving the descending aorta are poorly understood. We examined our experience with nonoperative BTAI treatment (anti-impulse, blood pressure) and evaluated for determinants of successful outcomes. METHODS: We performed a review of our institutional prospective trauma registry database for all BTAI patients from 1999 to 2015. Computed tomography angiography was used to classify aortic injuries on the basis of severity: grade I, intimal tear; grade II, intramural hematoma; grade III, aortic pseudoaneurysm; and grade IV, free rupture...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947217/management-and-evolution-of-a-wallstent-migration-in-a-pediatric-blunt-traumatic-abdominal-aortic-injury
#18
Ana Apodaka Diez, Ederi Mikelarena Monteiro, Yolanda Gallardo Hoyos, Juan Luis Fonseca Legrand
Blunt traumatic abdominal aortic injury in children is a rare but a severe condition. The clinical manifestation often involves other intra-abdominal visceral injuries and vertebral fractures. The best therapeutic management is still unclear with few reported endovascular cases treated. The following is the case of a 13-year-old male with an aortic abdominal dissection, spleen laceration, jejunal contusion, and hemoperitoneum after a motor vehicle collision. An endovascular approach was decided upon after the progression of the intimal aortic tear...
September 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943007/thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-migration-and-aortic-elongation-differentiated-using-dual-reference-point-analysis
#19
Hillary B Alberta, Toshio Takayama, Annalise Panthofer, Richard P Cambria, Mark A Farber, William D Jordan, Jon S Matsumura
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated images of patients undergoing a thoracic endovascular aortic repair procedure using two reference points as a means for differentiating stent graft migration from aortic elongation. Conventional standards define migration of a stent graft as an absolute change in the distance from the distal graft ring to a distal landmark ≥10 mm compared with a baseline measurement. Aortic elongation occurs over time in both healthy individuals and patients with aortic disease...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939111/open-descending-thoracic-or-thoracoabdominal-aortic-approaches-for-complications-of-endovascular-aortic-procedures-19-year-experience
#20
Konstantinos Spiliotopoulos, Ourania Preventza, Susan Y Green, Matt D Price, Hiruni S Amarasekara, Brittany M Davis, Kim I de la Cruz, Scott A LeMaire, Joseph S Coselli
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular aortic repair is increasingly being used to treat aneurysms, dissections, and traumatic injuries, despite its unknown long-term durability. We describe our 19-year experience with open descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair after endovascular aortic repair. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2015, 67 patients were treated with open distal arch, descending thoracic, or thoracoabdominal aortic repair, or extra-anatomic bypass repair with aortic extirpation for complications after endovascular repair of the thoracic (n = 45, 67%) or abdominal (n = 22, 33%) aorta...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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