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Blunt traumatic injury of the ascending aorta: multidetector CT findings in two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17109126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blunt ascending aortic injuries are rare in clinical practice. We have encountered two types of injuries to the ascending aorta with multidetector computed tomography: (1) a tear of the wall of the aortic root with a contained rupture and associated hemopericardium and (2) a tear at the level of the aortic valve cusp without associated hemopericardium. In reviewing our experience with aortic trauma at our institution under IRB waiver of consent, we encountered two cases of ascending aortic rupture that illustrate the two injury patterns. We present these two cases to alert radiologists to the multidetector computed tomographic findings of this life-threatening injury.
Scott D Steenburg; James G Ravenel; John S Ikonomidis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-09     Completed Date:  2007-04-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 169 Ashley Ave, Box 250322, Charleston, SC 29425, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  radiography
Aortic Rupture / etiology,  radiography*
Fatal Outcome
Hemophilia A / complications
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / methods
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / radiography*

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