Combined aortic and diaphragmatic injury following blunt trauma: a case report

Jaik, Nikhil P.; Hoey, Brian A.; Cipolla, James; Risher, William H. and Stawicki, S. Peter (2007) Combined aortic and diaphragmatic injury following blunt trauma: a case report. OPUS 12 Scientist, 1 (2). pp. 5-7. ISSN 1940-8633

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Abstract

Traumatic aortic injury associated with diaphragmatic rupture constitutes a devastating injury complex that requires prompt recognition and treatment. The incidence of diaphragmatic rupture among patients with aortic injury has been cited to be as high as 10%. Both decision-making and technical aspects associated with this injury combination can be very challenging. We describe a case of combined aortic and diaphragmatic injuries necessitating decompressive laparotomy prior to definitive aortic and diaphragm repairs. Brief literature overview of the topic is also presented, focusing on the role of modern imaging techniques in diagnosing combined aorticdiaphragmatic injury.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aortic injury, Operative repair, Diaphragmatic Repair, Simultaneous Aortic and Diaphragmatic injury, Computed Tomography
Subjects:Surgical Procedures, Operative > Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Musculoskeletal System > Muscles
-Journal Repositories > OPUS 12 Scientist
Cardiovascular System > Blood Vessels > Arteries
Tissues > Muscles
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Thoracic Injuries
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Multiple Trauma
Equipment and Supplies > Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed
ID Code:2616
Deposited By:Dr S. Peter Stawicki
Deposited On:25 February 2008

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