Contusion of the abdominal aorta and massive embolization from the use of a seat belt. A clinical case

R. Espinoza*, R. Sonneborn

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Abstract

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 contributionContusion of the abdominal aorta and massive embolization from the use of a seat belt. A clinical case
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1376-1379
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume118
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

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