Subintimal hematoma of the aorta after deceleration injury

P. T. Roughneen, M. Cortelli, J. Potts

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Deceleration injuries of the aorta may occur without aortic disruption. We describe the case of a patient with a subintimal hematoma of the aorta that resolved within 48 hours. Serial arteriography confirmed the diagnosis and excluded aortic rupture. Thoracic exploration was not performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Aorta
  • deceleration/injuries
  • hematoma
  • thoracic/injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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