Thoracic Aorta Injury

Thoracic Aorta Injury

Injury of the thoracic aorta refers to any injury which affects the portion of the aorta which lies within the chest cavity. Injuries of the thoracic aorta are usually the result of physical trauma; however, they can also be the result of a pathological process. The main causes of damage are deceleration and crush injuries.

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Thoracic Aorta Injury - Causes
... Injuries to the aorta are usually the result of trauma, such as deceleration and crush injuries ... can occur and are reflected in the injury itself ... A more recently proposed mechanism is that the aorta can be compressed between bony structures (such as the manubrium, clavicle, and first rib) and the spine ...

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