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Iatrogenic Delayed Aortic Injury Following a Surgical Stabilization of Flail Chest
J Trauma Inj 2018;31(3):174-176
Published online December 31, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Trauma.

Junepill Seok, M.D., Hyun Min Cho, M.D., Seon Hee Kim, M.D., Ho Hyun Kim, M.D.

Department of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Hyun Min Cho, M.D.
Department of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Pusan National University Hospital, 179 Gudeok-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 49241, Korea
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E-mail: csking1@daum.net
Received August 28, 2018; Revised November 8, 2018; Accepted November 13, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Most of aortic injuries after blunt chest trauma usually occur at the aortic isthmus and are identified in the emergency department soon after arrival. Delayed aortic injures by fractured posterior ribs, however, are relatively rare and have been reported only a few times. We recently experienced an iatrogenic descending aortic injury sustained as a result of a direct puncture by a sharp rib end after surgical stabilization of rib fractures.
Keywords : Aortic injury; Rib fracture; Surgical fixation; Postoperative complication


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