Aortic rupture: Comparison of three imaging modalities

Monica Sanchez Shields, Ather Anis, Jasjit Walia, Preet Randhawa, Barry C. Esrig, Michael C. Banker, Corey Eber, Pierre Maldjian, Marc Klapholz, Muhamed Saric

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We report a case of a 56-year-old man with traumatic aortic rupture (TAR) sustained in a motor vehicle accident diagnosed by helical computed tomography, aortography, and transesophageal echocardiography. A large majority of patients with TAR never make it to the hospital, and for those who do, a timely diagnosis is critical for survival. We discuss the merits and pitfalls of the three imaging modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006


  • Aorta
  • Blunt trauma
  • Echocardiography
  • Rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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