A Case of Iliac Artery Occlusion due to Abdominal Blunt Trauma

(Department of Surgery, Yamagata Prefectural Shinjo Hospital, Shinjo, Japan)

Tomoharu Ishiyama Keitaro Inazawa
A 54-year-old male driver suffered abdominal injuries from the steering wheel in a collection and was admitted. Twelve days later, contrast CT demonstrated stenosis of the abdominal aorta and occlusion of the left common iliac artery. Aorto-biiliac bypass, using a bifurcated knitted Dacron graft, was performed without incident. The left common iliac artery was completely occluded by a thrombus. The case of an iliac arterial occlusion due to blunt abdominal trauma is rare. Adequate and prompt diagnosis is thus required in such cases of blunt abdominal trauma.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 31F371-373 (2002)