A case of missed blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI)

Nik Azlan Nik Muhamad, Rossman Hawari

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Abstract

We are reporting a case of missed blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI). A 28 year male presented with chest pain following a motor vehicle accident. He was discharged following normal clinical signs and chest radiograph. The following day he complained of lower limb weakness. Traumatic aortic dissection was revealed via computer tomography (CT) of the thorax. BTAI cannot be ruled out with normal clinical signs and chest radiograph alone. CT thorax is mandatory to rule out BTAI in high impact chest injury.

LanguageEnglish
Pages193-194
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume72
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Thorax
Wounds and Injuries
Tomography
Thoracic Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Chest Pain
Accidents
Dissection
Lower Extremity

Keywords

  • Blunt traumatic aortic injury
  • Chest radiograph
  • CT thorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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A case of missed blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI). / Muhamad, Nik Azlan Nik; Hawari, Rossman.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 72, No. 3, 2017, p. 193-194.

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