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Right procedure, wrong organ, an unusual case report of aortic trauma in a multiple injured patient.

Abstract:

Blunt traumatic injury and acute dissection of thoracic aorta is increasing in incidence in seriously multi-trauma patients, remaining highly lethal. Early identification and repair is the key to a successful outcome. We report an unusual case of a 62-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle accident after subarachnoid hemorrhage due to an intracranial artery aneurysm rupture. The post-traumatic aorta dissection was overlooked during the initial evaluation and was found incidentally later dur...

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10.4076/1757-1626-2-6795

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Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
6795
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1757-1626
ISSN:
1757-1626
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:140954
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uuid:f30d2ab2-8e1c-4280-9ff1-be3bd2c58006
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pubs:140954
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140954
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2012-12-19

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