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Endovascular management of blunt abdominal aortic injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17026914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The endovascular management of blunt aortic injuries is being used more frequently in the trauma patient. Traumatic aortic injuries usually occur in the descending thoracic aorta near the origin of the left subclavian artery. Many reports in the literature demonstrate the efficacy of endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic injury. We report here an unusual case of abdominal aortic dissection secondary to blunt abdominal trauma following a fall. The patient also had associated intra-abdominal injuries requiring bowel resection and repair of small bowel mesenteric lacerations. He was treated with a bifurcated abdominal endograft with an excellent result after the initial operation was performed to treat the bowel injuries.
Michael E Halkos; Jeffrey Nicholas; Li Sheng Kong; J Ryan Burke; Ross Milner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-09     Completed Date:  2007-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Joseph B. Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Angioplasty / methods*
Aorta, Abdominal / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Rupture / radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Intestine, Small / injuries,  surgery
Middle Aged
Multiple Trauma / radiography,  surgery*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / radiography,  surgery*

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