Aortic injuries in thoracolumbar spine fracture-dislocations: Report of three cases

Jeffery L. Stambough, Bret A. Ferree, Richard J. Fowl

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Patients with thoracolumbar fractures and fracture-dislocations of the spine often have associated injuries. One rare and potentially life-threatening concomitant injury is aortic trauma. In cases of fracture-dislocation at the thoracolumbar junction, injuries to the thoracic aorta must be diagnosed early and treated appropriately in conjunction with posterior fixation of the unstable spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1989



  • Aortic trauma
  • Complications
  • Fracture-dislocation
  • Thoracolumbar fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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