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August 1982

Computed Tomographic Diagnosis of Acute Aortoiliac Catastrophes

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Lineaweaver and Alexander) and Radiology (Dr Clore), University of Florida School of Medicine, and the Surgical Service (Drs Lineaweaver and Alexander) and Radiology Department (Dr Clore), Veterans Administration Medical Center, Gainesville, Fla.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(8):1095-1097. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380320079020

• Whole-body computed tomography (CT) was used as an initial examination in stable patients whose symptoms were suggestive of aortoiliac emergencies. In three cases, CT provided highly specific diagnoses in three different aortoiliac complications. Computed tomography proved to be a fast and reliable diagnostic tool in emergency settings.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:1095-1097)