Peripheral Embolization Following Blunt Thoracic Trauma

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The case of a 41-year-old man with an embolus in the left popliteal artery following multiple injuries suffered in an auto accident is presented. Following popilteal embolectomy, a rupture of the descending thoracic aorta was demonstrated and repaired. The need for aortography in patients with severe blunt chest trauma who develop hypertension is emphasized.

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