Multiple aortic tears treated by primary suture repair

J. C. Stothert, L. McBride, S. Tidik, L. Lewis, J. E. Codd

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Blunt trauma to the chest with aortic tear is not an unusual sequela of rapid deceleration. Multiple aortic tears in a viable patient are unusual. A case is reported where multiple aortic lacerations were repaired without the use of prosthetic material. The use of a primary suture repair of aortic injuries is advocated for simple aortic tears not extending proximally to the arch whether they be single or multiple.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)955-956
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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