Traumatic aortic transection

Discussion:

Traumatic transection aorta as seen in this case has a high morbidity 1-3 and is often a result of blunt chest trauma. It may have a delay in diagnosis as the typical patient will present with multiple significant injuries. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is a new and recently widely accepted treatment 1,2.

Thanks to Dr. Bradley Wray for the diagnostic CT report and case guidance.

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