Traumatic aortic injuries in the pediatric population.

  title={Traumatic aortic injuries in the pediatric population.},
  author={Scott A. Anderson and Mathew B. Day and Mike K S Chen and Thomas Huber and Lawrence L. Lottenberg and David William Kays and Elizabeth Ann Beierle},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={43 6},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Blunt trauma is the leading cause of pediatric injury, but pediatric aortic injuries are rare. We undertook this study to investigate the demographics, treatment, and outcomes of children with blunt aortic injuries and report our experience over a 10-year period. METHODS After Institutional Review Board approval, a 10-year retrospective review of all pediatric patients admitted with blunt aortic injury was performed. Patient demographics, injury details and severity score… CONTINUE READING


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