Blunt abdominal aortic trauma in children: Case report

Ali Amin, James B. Alexander, Keith F. O’Malley, Edward Doolin

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Injuries to the abdominal aorta as a result of blunt trauma in children are extremely rare. We encountered one such injury and a review of the literature revealed seven additional cases. Lower extremity ischemia, abdominal bruit, or paraplegia may suggest the diagnosis at the time of injury. Delayed presentations are characterized by abdominal pain or a pulsatile mass, with or without bruit. A high index of suspicion with early aortography is indicated to diagnose blunt aortic trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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