Traumatic aortic transection with intraluminal aortic fat: transesophageal echocardiographic characteristics and implications.
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.
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Sumner, A. D., Bobin, J. J., Mehta, S., & Stephenson, E. R. (2003). Traumatic aortic transection with intraluminal aortic fat: transesophageal echocardiographic characteristics and implications. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 16(11), 1188–1190. https://doi.org/10.1067/S0894-7317(03)00588-1
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division