Abdominal aortic lesion following blunt abdominal trauma is infrequent. Parmley quotes 347 cases of aortic lesion among 8710 necropsies. Of these, only 4.6% involved the abdominal aorta. Probably less than 100 cases have been reported afterwards. We report a case associated to the use of safety belt, who developed the serious complication of massive embolization.
|Translated title of the contribution||Contusion of the abdominal aorta and massive embolization from the use of a seat belt. A clinical case|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Medica de Chile|
|State||Published - Dec 1990|