Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v1.i1.50
Revised: December 18, 2009
Accepted: December 21, 2009
Published online: December 31, 2009
Traumatic thoracic aortic injury remains a major cause of death following motor vehicle accidents. Endovascular approaches have begun to supersede open repair, offering the hope of reduced morbidity and mortality. The available endovascular technology is associated with specific anatomic considerations and complications. This paper will review the current status of endovascular management of traumatic thoracic aortic injuries.