Delayed rupture of the abdominal aorta in a child after a suspected handlebar injury

Thomas F. Tracy, Mark L. Silen, Michael A. Graham

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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