traumatic aortic rupture


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traumatic aortic rupture

Trauma surgery A trauma-induced tear of the aorta, a common, often fatal injury due to sudden deceleration in MVAs or falls from a height Diagnosis Transesophageal echocardiography, arch aortography, CT, MRI, films. See Dissecting aneurysm.
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The use of heparin-less cardiopulmonary bypass has led to a significant decrease in morbidity and mortality compared to the conventional clamp and sew technique and passive shunting technique in patients with traumatic aortic rupture.
Value of chest radiography in excluding traumatic aortic rupture.
Traumatic aortic rupture is usually related to a rapid deceleration injury.