Abdominal aortic injury associated with 'seat belt syndrome'

J. R. Perry, Eva M Escobedo, F. A. Mann

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Flexion-distraction spinal injuries and intra-abdominal visceral injuries have a well-recognized association with the use of passive restraints during motor vehicle collisions. Abdominal aortic injury due to blunt trauma is rare. However, there is a reported association of this injury with seat belt use. We report a case of a restrained passenger in a motor vehicle collision who sustained this triad of injuries, with the abdominal aortic injury not initially suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal injuries
  • Aorta
  • Aorta/abdominal
  • Aortic rupture
  • Seat belts
  • Spinal fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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