Traumatic Aortic Transection with Intraluminal Aortic Fat: Transesophageal Echocardiographic Characteristics and Implications

Andrew D. Sumner, John J. Bobin, Sanjay Mehta, Edward R. Stephenson

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Abstract

Aortic transection can be a catastrophic complication of blunt chest trauma. Transesophageal echocardiography is a useful tool for assessing aortic pathology. Presented is a case of traumatic aortic transection in which periaortic fat was found within the aortic lumen. Transesophageal echocardiographic characteristics are reviewed and clinical implications discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1188-1190
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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