Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta presenting as transient paraplegia.

@article{Eaves1990TraumaticRO,
  title={Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta presenting as transient paraplegia.},
  author={C C Eaves},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          429-31
        }
}
  • C C Eaves
  • Published 1990 in The Journal of emergency medicine
A patient involved in a high-speed motor vehicle accident presented paraplegic to the emergency department. He was noted to have an abnormal chest x-ray and, subsequently, underwent aortography which revealed aortic transection. The patient's paraplegia resolved spontaneously prior to definitive aortic repair hours later. Aortic rupture presenting as… CONTINUE READING