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Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta diagnosed by transoesophageal echocardiography.
  1. A de Belder,
  2. M Thomas,
  3. M Marrinan
  1. Department of Cardiology, King's College Hospital, London.


    Transoesophageal echocardiography is a safe and rapid means of obtaining anatomical and dynamic information about the descending aorta. It was used to confirm a suspected diagnosis of ruptured descending aorta.

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