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J Chin Med Assoc. 2014 Jul;77(7):389-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jcma.2014.04.003. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

Segmental pulmonary artery transection after blunt trauma.

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1
Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
2
Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Radiology, Lotung Poh-Ai Hospital, Lotung, Ilan, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: cmtiu@vghtpe.gov.tw.
3
National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Radiology, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
4
Department of Radiology, Lotung Poh-Ai Hospital, Lotung, Ilan, Taiwan, ROC.

Abstract

We herein describe a patient with segmental pulmonary artery transection after blunt trauma, which was diagnosed preoperatively by computed tomography. Bolus tracking contrast-enhanced computed tomography clearly depicted both aortic and pulmonary vasculatures. A one-step examination quickly disclosed aortic damage and injury to significant visceral organs. To the best of our knowledge, our patient appeared to be a unique case of pulmonary segmental artery transection after blunt injury, which was preoperatively diagnosed by computed tomography. Ultimately, successful surgical repair of the pulmonary artery was performed.

KEYWORDS:

computed tomography; pulmonary arteries/veins; trauma

PMID:
24908184
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcma.2014.04.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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