Endovascular Treatment of a Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury in an Eight-Year Old Patient: Case Report and Review of Literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Traumatic aortic injuries in children and adolescents are rare. Although endovascular repair has become the preferred approach for such injuries in adults, open repair has endured as the gold standard in children owing mainly to the smaller aortic and access vessel diameter and the scarcity of long-term follow-up data. We report a successful endovascular repair of a traumatic thoracic aortic injury in an 8-year-old girl using a Zenith Alpha thoracic endograft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN). We also review the literature on endovascular treatment of traumatic aortic injuries in the pediatric population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hosn, MA; Nicholson, R; Turek, J; Sharp, WJ; Pascarella, L

Published Date

  • February 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 /

Start / End Page

  • 292.e1 - 292.e4

PubMed ID

  • 27908819

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1615-5947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.11.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands