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June 1974

Traumatic Aneurysm of the Abdominal AortaReport of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Davis, Calif
From the Department of Surgery, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, Calif.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(6):867-869. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350300097023

Two cases of traumatic abdominal aortic aneurysm from blunt trauma are presented. Both were accompanied by partial aortic occlusion. In one case the aneurysm was of the dissecting variety; in the other it was a dilation proximal to a nearly total aortic obstruction. Both were successfully treated by operation, one using aortic resection with knitted Dacron graft replacement, and the other by abdominal aortic thromboendarterectomy. A review of the literature shows posttraumatic aneurysm to be rare in the abdominal aorta.