Mediastinal hematomas: Aortic injury and beyond

Carlos A. Rojas, Carlos S. Restrepo

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Mediastinal hematomas are the end result of numerous conditions ranging from the deadly traumatic aortic injury to the common changes after open heart surgery. The location of the hematoma, its relation with the surrounding structures, the clinical history, and associated findings can help narrow the differential diagnosis. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography is the imaging modality of choice because of its accessibility, noninvasiveness, rapid acquisition, and ability to evaluate the entire thorax at once.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • Mediastinal hematomas
  • Spontaneous
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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