Document Detail


Aortic lacerations: fatal complications of thoracic aortography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3659358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
J M LaBerge; R B Jeffrey
Related Documents :
12556618 - A comparison of arterial closure devices to manual compression in liver transplantation...
8577188 - Effect of doppler echocardiography on utilization of hemodynamic cardiac catheterizatio...
10531178 - Dyspnea differentiation index: a new method for the rapid separation of cardiac vs pulm...
18071988 - Surgical management for glossopharyngeal neuralgia associated with cardiac syncope: two...
15747218 - Rescue use of endovascular snare for acute basilar artery embolic occlusion resistant t...
7988228 - Mildly symptomatic pulmonary emboli associated with electrophysiologic procedures. indi...
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    
Affiliation:
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859-5000.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*
Aortography / adverse effects*
Catheterization / adverse effects
Humans
Male

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Improved interpretation of exercise Tl-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in women: characterizat...
Next Document:  Percutaneous transfemoral placement of the Kimray-Greenfield vena cava filter.