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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Along with revelations about the bariatric procedure that helped to slim her once-obese frame, the aortic tear that almost killed her and her numerous extramarital affairs, Brueggergosman also shares her strategy for achieving what she calls "Total World Domination" in opera
[26] note that with regard to the pathophysiological mechanisms involved, aortic tear or dissection may be more likely to occur during deceleration trauma when an aberrant right subclavian artery (lusoria) is present.
He underwent endovascular repair of his descending aortic tear, using a stent on day 10.
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, died Monday, December 13, following emergency surgery to repair an aortic tear. President Obama in a statement called Ambassador Holbrooke: a true giant of American foreign policy who has made America stronger, safer and more respected.
(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.
All three were serious weight lifters--and all were pumping iron when their aortic tears occurred.