Traumatic aortic rupture (also referred to as traumatic aortic injury or TAI) is the cause of death in an estimated 20% of lethal motor vehicle collisions.
An estimated 85% of patient...
Patient in driver or passenger seat
Damage to steering column if driver is patient
Ejection or use of seat belt
Maintain a high degree of suspicion for TAI in patients with injuries from significant deceleration mechanisms.
Clinical signs and symptoms may be subtle or nonexistent, necessitati...
Demetriades D, Velmahos GC, Scalea TM, et al. Blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: Early or delayed repair—Results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma prosp...
901.0 Injury to thoracic aorta
902.0 Injury to abdominal aorta
S25.01XA Minor laceration of thoracic aorta, initial encounter
S25.02XA Major laceration of thoracic aorta, initial encounter
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