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Revista chilena de cirugía

versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026

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BERGOEING R, MICHEL et al. Endovascular treatment of traumatic supra aortic trunk lesions. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.2, pp.134-140. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262011000200002.

Introduction: Traumatic lesions of supra aortic trunks (SAT) have an elevated morbidity and mortality, and its treatment is technically challenging. Endovascular techniques offer an effective solution with a lower risk, making it an attractive alternative. Objectives: Retrospective review of all the patients with SAT lesions treated with endovascular techniques. Results: Between March 2000 to August 2009, 8 patients were treated, 6 men, mean age 33.6 years. Three patients suffered blunt and 5 a penetrating trauma. The injured vessels were subclavian artery in 5, brachiocephalic trunk in two and common carotid in one. Of the 5 patients with subclavian artery injury, three had associated brachial plexus injury. Six patients were treated with an endo-graft and one with coil-embolization. One patient suffered an early partial collapse of his endograft, requiring an additional bare metal stent to maintain patency. In this series there was neither neurological morbidity nor operative mortality. Follow-up is 24.3 months, and primary assisted patency is 100% at 21.9 months with two patients lost to follow-up. Conclusions: Endovascular treatment of SAT lesions is effective, showing low morbidity and mortality with a good mid-term patency.

Palabras clave : Trauma; brachiocephalic trunk; carotid artery; subclavian artery; endograft.

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