Analysis of 46 intra-abdominal aortic injuries from blunt trauma: case reports and literature review.

@article{Reisman1990AnalysisO4,
  title={Analysis of 46 intra-abdominal aortic injuries from blunt trauma: case reports and literature review.},
  author={J D Reisman and Ashley S Morgan},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1990},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={1294-7}
}
Blunt trauma causing aortic injury is infrequent and primarily involves the thoracic aorta. Abdominal aortic injury after blunt trauma is much less frequent and has a varied presentation. Within a 3-month period, our trauma unit diagnosed and treated two cases of abdominal aortic injury secondary to blunt trauma. One was a belted passenger in a motor vehicle accident, and one was secondary to a crush injury. The addition of these two cases brings the number found in the literature to 46… CONTINUE READING

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