Endovascular repair of blunt aortic injury in a patient with situs inversus and dextrocardia

John F Bilello, Peter L Birnbaum, Chandra Venugopal, Leo L Fong
Journal of Vascular Surgery 2011, 54 (3): 857-9
A 24-year-old male pedestrian with situs inversus and dextrocardia was struck by a car and sustained multiple injuries, including a pseudoaneurysm of the proximal descending thoracic aorta. A thoracic endograft was deployed to exclude the blunt aortic injury. We are not aware of any report of endovascular repair of blunt aortic injury in a patient with this congenital finding. A brief review of the literature is also included.

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