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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2015;28(1):31-33.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2015.28.1.31    Published online March 30, 2015.
Delayed Aortic Injury Caused by a Posterior Rib Fracture: A Case Report
Chang Wan Kim, Seon Uoo Choi, Seon Hee Kim, Jae Hun Kim, Jung Joo Hwang, Hyun Min Cho, Seung Hwan Song, Jeong Su Cho
1Department of Trauma Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan, Korea. biolio1978@hotmail.com
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.
늑골 골절에 의해 발생한 지연성 대동맥 손상에 대한 치험 1례
김창완, 최선우, 김선희, 김재훈, 황정주, 조현민, 송승환<sup>1</sup>, 조정수<sup>1</sup>
부산대학교병원 외상외과,<br><sup>1</sup>부산대학교 의과대학 흉부외과학교실
Received: 24 November 2014   • Revised: 2 December 2014   • Accepted: 6 January 2015
Abstract
Traumatic aortic injury is well recognized as a primary cause of instantaneous death in victims of thoracic blunt trauma presenting with an aortic rupture or dissection, particularly after a deceleration injury. However, a direct aortic injury caused by a fractured rib segment after blunt thoracic trauma is extremely rare. We report the case of a 43-year-old male patient who experienced an aortic injury caused by the sharp edge of a fractured rib after multiple rib fractures due to blunt thoracic trauma.
Key Words: Aortic injury; Rib fractures; Thoracic trauma


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