Acute traumatic aortic rupture represents a potentially life-threatening situation. Because of the extremely high early mortality, emergency surgical repair used to be the preferred method of treatment. This group of patients usually is seen with a wide variety of injuries and comorbid conditions, all of which have a major impact on surgical outcome. We present an alternative hybrid approach that combines on-site placement of pumpless extracorporeal lung assist, subsequent patient transfer, and endovascular stent-graft implantation. This procedure may be a potentially useful strategy to reduce the comorbidity and the mortality of both lesions. © 2002 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Schmid, F. X., Philipp, A., Link, J., Zimmermann, M., & Birnbaum, D. E. (2002). Hybrid management of aortic rupture and lung failure: Pumpless extracorporeal lung assist and endovascular stent-graft. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 73(5), 1618–1620. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(01)03513-5