Title

Traumatic aortic transection with intraluminal aortic fat: transesophageal echocardiographic characteristics and implications.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-2003

Abstract

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.

Volume

16

Issue

11

First Page

1188

Last Page

1190

ISSN

0894-7317

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

14608292

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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