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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 397514, 3 pages
Case Report

Stab Injury of the Thoracic Aorta: Computed Tomography Findings

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Fatih, 34090 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 8 December 2012; Accepted 13 January 2013

Academic Editors: M. Hashimoto, L. Lampmann, and A. Vade

Copyright © 2013 Seyma Yildiz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Stab injury of the thoracic aorta is a rare condition with high mortality rate. Patients must be evaluated carefully, and the diagnosis usually should be confirmed by radiological modalities. In this case, we report a 37-year-old man presented with a penetrating stab injury to the upper back and the thoracic aorta, and the diagnostic role of computed tomography is discussed.