Table 1. Diagnostic Accuracy of Multiplane TEE and Helical Chest CT for the Identification of Traumatic Arterial Injuries in Consecutive Patients Sustaining Severe Blunt Chest Trauma*
* Numbers in parentheses correspond to the 95% confidence intervals.
† Importantly, helical computed tomography (CT) of the chest identified all traumatic subadventitial injuries necessitating surgical repair and provided no false-positive result (see text for details).
TEE = transesophageal echocardiography.