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Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2014 Jun;4(3):238-44. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2014.06.02.

Traumatic aortic injury: CT findings, mimics, and therapeutic options.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Traumatic aortic injury (TAI) is rare, but frequently lethal. However, with prompt diagnosis, patients can undergo life-saving open or endovascular repair. Unfortunately, because these injuries are relatively rare, subtle forms of these injuries may be missed, and normal variants may mimic TAI leading to misdiagnosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

We will discuss computed tomography findings of typical injury patterns of traumatic aortic injuries as well as treatment options, diagnostic pitfalls and injury mimics. These are highlighted with clinical case examples.

KEYWORDS:

Computed tomography (CT); computed tomographic angiography (CTA); traumatic aortic injury (TAI)

PMID:
25009793
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PMCID:
PMC4069975
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