International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science

CASE REPORT
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


Akshay Shanker1, Amanda Gifford2, Charles Bendas2, Roberto C Castillo2 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Roberto C Castillo
Department of Acute Care Surgical Services, St. Luke's University Hospital, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
USA

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.


How to cite this article:
Shanker A, Gifford A, Bendas C, Castillo RC. Blunt aortic dissection and bilateral internal carotid dissection in the setting of polytrauma: A case report.Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2020;10:152-154


How to cite this URL:
Shanker A, Gifford A, Bendas C, Castillo RC. Blunt aortic dissection and bilateral internal carotid dissection in the setting of polytrauma: A case report. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 18 ];10:152-154
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