Pelvic fracture as an indicator of increased risk of thoracic aortic rupture.

Abstract

Thoracic aortic rupture is a lethal injury associated with severe blunt trauma. Survival is directly related to early diagnosis and operative treatment. Establishing the diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, recognition of radiologic evidence of mediastinal bleeding, and identification of injuries frequently associated with aortic rupture. A… (More)

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@article{Ochsner1989PelvicFA, title={Pelvic fracture as an indicator of increased risk of thoracic aortic rupture.}, author={Mims Gage Ochsner and Howard R. Champion and R. Jane Chambers and J D Harviel}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1989}, volume={29 10}, pages={1376-9} }