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A late pseudoaneurysm caused by thermal injury in the descending aorta: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17667041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoaneurysm is a pulsating hematoma that occurs after an injury to all layers of the arterial wall. Traumas due to gunshot injuries may sometimes damage the arteries indirectly with the thermal energy causing deterioration in the arterial wall and rarely induce pseudoaneurysm formation. Pseudoaneurysm caused by the chest traumas in the adults have already been defined in the literature, however, pseudoaneurysms due to penetrating traumas in pediatric patients are very uncommon. We present a case of late pseudoaneurysm in the descending aorta of a six-year-old child caused by discharge of a hand gun.
Oguz Omay; Emre Ozker; Kaya Suzer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-01     Completed Date:  2007-09-21     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Istanbul, Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Hot Temperature / adverse effects*
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*

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