traumatic aortic rupture

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traumatic aortic rupture

Trauma surgery A trauma-induced tear of the aorta, a common, often fatal injury due to sudden deceleration in MVAs or falls from a height Diagnosis Transesophageal echocardiography, arch aortography, CT, MRI, films. See Dissecting aneurysm.
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In about 80% of reported cases of TAI, the site of the aortic tear is at the aortic isthmus between the ostium of the left subclavian artery and the ostium of the third pair of intercostal arteries (10-15).
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, died Monday, December 13, following emergency surgery to repair an aortic tear.
5) Other complications of endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms include expansion of the aortic tear and weakening of the aortic wall due to excessive balloon dilation of the stent graft, graft thrombosis and graft kinking.
Instead, Black said doctors compared it to the aortic tear that killed actor John Ritter without warning in September 2003.
All three were serious weight lifters--and all were pumping iron when their aortic tears occurred.