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Aortic rupture as a result of low velocity crush.
  1. C Reid,
  2. S A Livesey,
  3. C V Egleston
  1. Emergency Department, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona.


    A case of aortic disruption in a 35 year old lorry driver is described. This occurred as a result of a low velocity crushing force. Clinicians should be aware that this mechanism of injury may result in aortic disruption as well as the more commonly mentioned severe deceleration force.

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