Blunt abdominal trauma resulting in a laceration of the abdominal aorta is extremely rare. Only one previous example of this injury has been reported in a child. We present the clinical course and surgical management of blunt disruption of the infrarenal aorta in a 13-year-old boy with a subsequent delayed rupture of a third aortic laceration. This is the youngest patient to die from this type of injury after blunt abdominal trauma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine