Endovascular therapy for overcoming challenges presented with blunt abdominal aortic injury

Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2012 May;46(4):329-31. doi: 10.1177/1538574412436697.


Blunt abdominal aortic injury (BAAI) is a rare and lethal injury requiring surgical management. Injury patterns can be complex and surgical strategy should accommodate specific case circumstances. Endovascular solutions appear appropriate and preferred in certain cases of BAAI, which, however, may not be applicable due to device limitations in regard to patient anatomy and limited operating room capability. However, endovascular therapy can be pursued with limited fluoroscopy capability and consumable availability providing a solution that is expeditious and effective for select cases of BAAI.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Aorta, Abdominal / diagnostic imaging
  • Aorta, Abdominal / injuries
  • Aorta, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Aortography / methods
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Endovascular Procedures*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Seat Belts / adverse effects
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular System Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Vascular System Injuries / etiology
  • Vascular System Injuries / surgery*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnostic imaging
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / etiology
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*