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Emerg Radiol. 2006 Oct;13(1):31-3. Epub 2006 Jun 29.

Aortic rupture: comparison of three imaging modalities.

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Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA.

Abstract

We report a case of a 56-year-old man with traumatic aortic rupture (TAR) sustained in a motor vehicle accident diagnosed by helical computed tomography, aortography, and transesophageal echocardiography. A large majority of patients with TAR never make it to the hospital, and for those who do, a timely diagnosis is critical for survival. We discuss the merits and pitfalls of the three imaging modalities.

PMID:
16807714
DOI:
10.1007/s10140-006-0497-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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