Traumatic aortic transection


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.