Classification of blunt aortic injuries a new systematic overview of aortic trauma.

@article{Prijon2010ClassificationOB,
  title={Classification of blunt aortic injuries a new systematic overview of aortic trauma.},
  author={Ticijana Prijon and Branko Ermenc},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2010},
  volume={195 1-3},
  pages={6-9}
}
Blunt (non-penetrating) aortic injuries, in which the arterial wall is damaged in the direction from the intima towards the adventitia, are most commonly the result of a traffic accident. The various forms of blunt aortic injuries, from limited laceration of the intima to complete transection of the aorta, depend on the morphological structure of the arterial wall and the strength of forces causing the trauma. An overview of the literature and medical documentation reveals that different terms… CONTINUE READING