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Overview

Traumatic aortic rupture is a common killer of victims of automotive accidents and other traumas,[1] with up to 18% of deaths that occur in automobile collisions being related to the injury.[2]

References

  1. Schrader L, Carey MJ (2000). "Traumatic Aortic Rupture". The Doctor Will See You Now. interMDnet Corp. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
  2. Rousseau H, Soula P, Perreault P; et al. (1999). "Delayed treatment of traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta with endoluminal covered stent". Circulation. 99 (4): 498–504. PMID 9927395. 

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