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Aortic rupture complicating the fracture of an ankylosed lumbar spine

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L Blockx ,

Department of Medical Imaging, AZ Sint-Lucas, Bruges, Belgium, BE
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K Ramboer

Department of Medical Imaging, AZ Sint-Lucas, Bruges, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

Background: A 79-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a fall on the forehead. On arrival, he seizured and went into shock and apnea. His medical history included ankylosing spondilitis and alcoholism with recurrent falls. An initial ultrasonographic examination was strongly limited by obesity and intestinal air. Therefore, a CT scan of the abdomen was immediately performed.

Keywords: Aorta,   rupture  
How to Cite: Blockx, L. & Ramboer, K., (2014). Aortic rupture complicating the fracture of an ankylosed lumbar spine. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 97(3), pp.142–143. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.51
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Published on 01 May 2014.
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