alexa Blunt aortic injury secondary to fragmented tenth thoracic vertebral body
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Forensic Anthropology

Author(s): Bashir M, McWilliams RG, Desmond M, Kuduvalli M, Oo A Field M, Mark Field

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We present a case of blunt traumatic aortic laceration following a motor vehicle crash. The aortic laceration was 4.5 cm above the coeliac axis and occurred because of an unstable tenth thoracic vertebral body. Open surgery was considered high risk, whereas an endovascular approach with an endoprosthesis placed at the exact anatomic location of the laceration was advocated.

This article was published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and referenced in Journal of Forensic Anthropology

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