n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Traumatic aortic regurgitation combined with descending aortic pseudo-aneurysm secondary to blunt chest trauma : online article - case report

Volume 25, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



Rupture of the aorta is a relatively rare complication of blunt chest trauma, and traumatic rupture of the aortic valve is even rarer. Even though both result from blunt chest trauma, the causative mechanisms of aortic valve injury differ from those of descending aortic rupture. There are no previous reports in the literature of simultaneous injuries to both the descending aorta and the aortic valve. We report a case of a 70-year-old man who presented with traumatic aortic regurgitation combined with traumatic pseudo-aneurysm of the aortic isthmus following blunt chest trauma, and its successful repair with a hybrid surgical strategy.

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