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Title: Right procedure, wrong organ, an unusual case report of aortic trauma in a multiple injured patient
Authors: Mitsos, Aristotelis P 
Chantler, Jonathan 
Konstantinou, Evangelos 
Fotis, Theofanis 
Lambrinou, Ekaterini 
Uberoi, Ramon 
Stacey, Richard 
Byrne, James V 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Wounds and Injuries;Thoracic Injuries;Traumatic aortic
Issue Date: 5-Jun-2009
Source: Cases Journal, 2009, vol. 2, no. 6
Volume: 2
Issue: 6
Journal: Cases Journal 
Abstract: Blunt traumatic injury and acute dissection of thoracic aorta is increasing in incidence in seriously multi-trauma patients, remaining highly lethal. Early identification and repair is the key to a successful outcome. We report an unusual case of a 62-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle accident after subarachnoid hemorrhage due to an intracranial artery aneurysm rupture. The post-traumatic aorta dissection was overlooked during the initial evaluation and was found incidentally later during an attempt for endovascular treatment of the intracranial aneurysm. The pitfalls in the diagnostic approach of this patient are discussed and the paramount importance of the correct interpretation of all the available clinical and investigational findings in multiple injured patients are highlighted.
ISSN: 1757-1626
DOI: 10.4076/1757-1626-2-6795
Rights: © 2009 Mitsos et al; licensee Cases Network Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Type: Article
Affiliation : John Radcliffe Hospital 
Evgenidion University Hospital 
251 Air Force General Hospital, Greece 
Cyprus University of Technology 
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