ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Sadık ERYILMAZ, Serkan DURDU, Neyyir Tuncay EREN, Bülent KAYA, Hakkı AKALIN
Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, ANKARA
Aortic injuries may occur following major blunt chest traumas. Although majority of them are acute traumatic aortic rupture, rarely they can become chronic posttraumatic pseuodoaneurysm. We present two cases; 18 year-old male patient with acute traumatic aortic rupture in the isthmic portion, and 43 year-old male patient with chronic aortic pseudoaneurysm diagnosed by routine tests performed because of pain episodes radiating to the back following blunt chest trauma due to car accident three years ago.
Keywords : Traumatic aortic rupture, thoracic aorta, transection, pseudoaneurysm
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