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Early stent fracture and collapse of a Zenith TX2 thoracic stent graft used for traumatic aortic rupture

Falkenberg, Marten; Cronqvist, Jonas LU and Malina, Martin LU (2011) In Vascular 19(5). p.287-290
Abstract
Structural failure and collapse of thoracic stent grafts may cause fatal complications that are easily overlooked on follow-up imaging. A young man with multiple injuries from a motorcycle crash was treated with endografting for an aortic transection. The clinical course was initially satisfactory but deteriorated one week after the injury and the patient died two weeks later. Autopsy and retrospective assessment of chest X-rays revealed early fractures and collapse of the stent graft that had been overlooked and may have contributed to the lethal outcome. The design of thoracic stent grafts needs to be improved for treatment of traumatic aortic transection. Careful follow-up of these patients is warranted.
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keywords
traumatic aortic rupture, aortic transection, endovascular stent graft, thoracic aorta, stent fracture
in
Vascular
volume
19
issue
5
pages
287 - 290
publisher
BC Decker
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  • wos:000296487900009
  • scopus:84855386707
ISSN
1708-539X
DOI
10.1258/vasc.2010.cr0246
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English
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yes
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  abstract     = {Structural failure and collapse of thoracic stent grafts may cause fatal complications that are easily overlooked on follow-up imaging. A young man with multiple injuries from a motorcycle crash was treated with endografting for an aortic transection. The clinical course was initially satisfactory but deteriorated one week after the injury and the patient died two weeks later. Autopsy and retrospective assessment of chest X-rays revealed early fractures and collapse of the stent graft that had been overlooked and may have contributed to the lethal outcome. The design of thoracic stent grafts needs to be improved for treatment of traumatic aortic transection. Careful follow-up of these patients is warranted.},
  author       = {Falkenberg, Marten and Cronqvist, Jonas and Malina, Martin},
  issn         = {1708-539X},
  keyword      = {traumatic aortic rupture,aortic transection,endovascular stent graft,thoracic aorta,stent fracture},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {287--290},
  publisher    = {BC Decker},
  series       = {Vascular},
  title        = {Early stent fracture and collapse of a Zenith TX2 thoracic stent graft used for traumatic aortic rupture},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/vasc.2010.cr0246},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2011},
}