Unusual Complication of Late Presentation Deceleration Aortic Injury
A 50-year-old patient presented with a stroke. An ascending aortic mass noted by computed tomography was attached to the aortic wall and was found to be thrombus at surgery. Pathologic examination revealed an intraluminal thrombus attached to a focal segment of intimal fragmentation. Sectioning of the aortic wall revealed what were findings consistent with what would be noted with a previously unrecognized traumatic ascending aortic deceleration injury. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a late presentation of deceleration aortic injury, presenting with a thrombus within the ascending aorta.
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Risher, William; Stevenson, Samuel; Danrad, Raman; Kerut, Edmund K.; Batson, Robert; Bhalla, Ritu; Vander Heide, Richard; and Hollier, Larry H., "Unusual Complication of Late Presentation Deceleration Aortic Injury" (2021). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 382.