Chronic traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta: A report of two cases following gunshot injury

R. D. Ratcliff, M. J. Landay

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Abstract

Gunshot injury to the thoracic aorta is nearly always fatal. Although the victim usually will succumb to exsanguination or tamponade in the minutes following injury, unusual cases of occult injury occur when a pseudoaneurysm, occlusion, or fistula forms at the site of injury. We report two patients with gunshot injury to the thoracic aorta that resulted in chronic pseudoaneurysms that went undetected for 325 and 46 days, respectively. Computed tomography and aortography were utilized to verify these pseudoaneurysms, and both patients underwent successful surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-97
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

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False Aneurysm
Thoracic Aorta
Wounds and Injuries
Exsanguination
Aortography
Fistula
Tomography

Keywords

  • Aortography
  • Computed tomography
  • Descending aorta
  • Gunshot injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Chronic traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta : A report of two cases following gunshot injury. / Ratcliff, R. D.; Landay, M. J.

In: Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1994, p. 92-97.

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