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Title: Blunt abdominal aortic trauma.
Authors: Frydenberg, Mark;Royle, J P;Hoare, M
Affiliation: Vascular Surgery Unit, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria.
Issue Date: 1-May-1990
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery; 60(5): 347-50
Abstract: Due to its well protected position within the abdomen, blunt injuries to the abdominal aorta are uncommon. A review of previous reports in the literature, together with four new cases, are presented here. Motor car accidents are the most common cause of this injury, especially if seat belts are worn. Associated gastrointestinal injuries did not lead to any increased mortality; however, delay in the diagnosis was a significant factor in the deaths of several patients. Prompt recognition and early surgical management are essential in the treatment of this problem.
Internal ID Number: 2334357
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11657
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2334357
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Accidents, Traffic
Adult
Aged
Amputation
Aorta, Abdominal.injuries
Aortography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Embolism.etiology.radiography.surgery
Endarterectomy
Female
Humans
Leg
Male
Middle Aged
Seat Belts.adverse effects
Wounds, Nonpenetrating.complications.etiology.radiography
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