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June 1974

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

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.