Isolated common iliac artery occlusion secondary to atherosclerotic plaque rupture from blunt abdominal trauma: Case report and review of the literature

Feng Chun Tsai, Chih Chi Wang, Jen Feng Fang, Pyng Jing Lin, Chiung Lun Kao, Hung Chang Hsieh, Jaw Ji Chu, Ray Jade Chen, Chau Hsiung Chang

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Abstract

Traumatic isolated common iliac artery occlusion is unusual. Only rare eases of common lilac arterial injuries resulting from blunt abdominal trauma have been reported, and most of them were attributed to the seat- belt syndrome and associated with visceral organ perforation or pelvic fracture. We reported an unusual isolated common iliac artery occlusion secondary to atherosclerotic plaque rupture from blunt abdominal compressive trauma without other visceral injury. This case presented with acute limb ischemia and paralysis that was successfully treated by thromboendarterectomy. The symptoms and signs, surgical modalities, and associated injuries were reported and the literature was also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Blunt abdominal trauma
  • Common iliac artery occlusion
  • Thromboendarterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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