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Tension Hemothorax following Blunt Abdominal Aortic Injury: CT Imaging | OMICS International | Abstract
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Tension Hemothorax following Blunt Abdominal Aortic Injury: CT Imaging

Seiji Morita*, Hiromichi Aoki, Haruna Hirakawa, Tomoatsu Tsuji, Takeshi Yamagiwa and Sadaki Inokuchi
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 ShimokasuyaIsehara-City Kanagawa, Japan
Corresponding Author : Seiji Morita
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Tokai University School of Medicine
143 ShimokasuyaIsehara-City Kanagawa, Japan
Tel: 81463-93-1121
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 02, 2011; Accepted June 12, 2012; Published June 15, 2012
Citation: Morita S, Aoki H, Hirakawa H, Tsuji T, Yamagiwa T, et al. (2012) Tension Hemothorax following Blunt Abdominal Aortic Injury: CT Imaging. J Trauma Treat 1:138. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000138
Copyright: © 2012 Morita S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Blunt abdominal aortic injury is an extremely rare and fatal condition. Hemothorax with bleeding from an extrathoracic organ is also an extremely rare condition. Studies have reported abdominal aortic aneurysm and renal trauma but not hemothorax following blunt abdominal aortic injury.

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