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Penetrating aortic trauma is associated with high mortality rates. We report the case of a 24-year-old man who presented with a self-inflicted abdominal aortic penetration injury, resulting in a pseudoaneurysm. Rather uniquely, he was managed through prophylactic stenting to his abdominal aorta; this case was also rare in that there were remarkably no associated visceral injuries. Stenting was preferred because of risks of an aortic graft in a young man. A 14-mm Atrium Advanta (TM) stent was deployed, and angiography confirmed adequate exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm. He had no complications at follow-up.
Author(s): Ghazala CG, Green BR, Williams R, Wyatt MG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Print publication date: 01/10/2014
Online publication date: 19/02/2014
Acceptance date: 15/02/2014
ISSN (print): 0890-5096
ISSN (electronic): 1615-5947
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