Isolated Abdominal Injury of Blunt Aortic Trauma
Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature
Background: Injury to the abdominal aorta as part of a blunt injury is a rare event and is normally associated with other abdominal injuries. The management of these injuries can be non-operative, open repair or endovascular repair.
Methods: We present two cases of blunt abdominal aortic injury in which the aorta was the only abdominal injury. This is followed by a review of the current literature.
Results: Both these cases were treated endovascularly with good results.
Conclusions: BAAIs are rare, and can occur in isolation, i.e. without any accompanying abdominal injuries. Despite historically being treated mostly by open repair, endovascular repair offers many advantages and can be safely managed.