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Aortic lacerations: fatal complications of thoracic aortography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3659358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic aortic lacerations are life-threatening injuries that require a prompt diagnosis and surgery if patients are to survive. Most authors recommend transfemoral catheterization when performing thoracic aortography in patients with suspected aortic lacerations. The authors of this study describe two patients in whom transfemoral catheterization and contrast material injection were directly related to their deaths. These cases illustrate the need for cautious catheter manipulation in patients with aortic lacerations.
J M LaBerge; R B Jeffrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  165     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1987 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-18     Completed Date:  1987-11-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859-5000.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*
Aortography / adverse effects*
Catheterization / adverse effects

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