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Occult Aortic Rupture Related to Blunt Thoracic Trauma: A Review of Current Literature

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Author(s): Lit-Sin QUEK | Oktay ERAY

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2008;

Keywords: Blunt aortic trauma.

ABSTRACT
Organizing prospective clinical studies on blunt aortic trauma patients has been challenging. This review aimed to discuss blunt aortic trauma via a case in the light of the literature. It sparked a literature search for current evidence in the initial diagnostic modalities and algorithm in the management of patients with stable blunt traumatic aortic injuries.
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