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Acute posttraumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta: the role of angiography in a 7-year review.
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PMID:  1756549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between 1983 and 1989, 15 patients with acute rupture of the thoracic aorta by blunt trauma were seen. Superior mediastinal widening and obscuration of the aortic arch were the most important findings on chest radiograph. Computed tomography examinations in 7 patients showed mediastinal hematomas but did not reveal aortic lesions. Definitive diagnosis of traumatic aortic rupture was established by aortography in all 15 patients. Intraarterial digital subtraction angiography proved to be as accurate as conventional film aortography and saved time.
C Pozzato; E Fedriga; F Donatelli; F Gattoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    1991 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-05     Completed Date:  1992-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Radiology, University of Milan, Ospedale San Paolo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Acute Disease
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  radiography
Aortic Rupture / etiology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications

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