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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Königsrainer I. 1,2, Eugster T. 2, Wolff T. S. 2, Stierli P. 2, Gürke L. 2
1 Department of General and Transplant Surgery, Tübingen, Germany
2 Department of Vascular Surgery Aarau-Basel, Switzerland
A 17 year old healthy young man suffered a motor-vehicle accident with severe polytrauma. During the rehabilitation a slight hypertension and a blood pressure difference of 30-40 mmHg between arms and legs was recognized. Mindful of a possible aortic lesion, an angio-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a 2.7×4.2 cm thoracic false aneurysm at the descending aorta. About 1 month after initial trauma, a Talent stent was implanted. The postinterventional period was uneventful. The patient was discharged on the 5th postoperative day.