Aortic Disruption Associated with L2-L3 Fracture-Dislocation in a Case of Child Abuse: A Case Report

Lieberman, Isador; Chiasson, David; Podichetty, Vinod K.
July 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 7, p1670
Academic Journal
The article presents a case report of a three and a half year-old girl which was drowned in a pool. The girl was transported to the hospital emergency department by paramedics, and was pronounced dead on the same day. It elaborates the findings of the autopsy under a coroner's warrant. It shows acute traumatic transection of the abdominal aorta near the origin of the inferior mesenteric artery with massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage and the complete fracture dislocation of the lumbar spine.


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