Successful treatment of exsanguinating aortic injury from a fractured rib

John A. Kern, Barry B.K. Chan, Irving L. Kron, Jeffrey S. Young

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Abstract

A 57-year-old man presented in shock after a 15-foot fall from a ladder. A massive left hemothorax was present. He underwent prompt thoracotomy and was found to have a penetrating injury of the descending thoracic aorta caused by a fractured rib. Successful management of this type of aortic injury has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1158-1160
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume64
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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