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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 152-154

Blunt aortic dissection and bilateral internal carotid dissection in the setting of polytrauma: A case report

1 The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 3500 N Broad, St. Philadelphia, Bethlehem, PA, USA
2 2Department of Acute Care Surgical Services, St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, USA

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Dr. Roberto C Castillo
Department of Acute Care Surgical Services, St. Luke's University Hospital, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCIIS.IJCIIS_10_20

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Severe polytrauma involving multiple organ systems presents a significant challenge to any trauma center. We present a case of a patient presenting simultaneously with a type B aortic dissection, bilateral internal carotid dissections, a brachiocephalic artery dissection, and a splenic laceration among other injuries. In this patient with both solid organ injury and vascular trauma, we discuss how multidisciplinary collaboration was required to prioritize treatment goals and determine the proper initiation of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapies.

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