Case Report-CardiovascularCombined Acute Traumatic Aortic Injury and Left Main Bronchus Transection in a 5-Year-Old ChildAganovic, Lejla MD; Phillips, Dan MD; Ravenel, James G MDAuthor Information From the Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Reprints: James G. Ravenel, MD, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Department of Radiology, 169 Ashley Ave., Room 297, P. O. Box 250322, Charleston, SC 29425 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Thoracic Imaging: August 2005 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 245-247 doi: 10.1097/01.rti.0000155041.89780.e5 Buy Metrics Abstract Blunt traumatic aortic and tracheobronchial injuries are extremely rare in children. We report a case of a 5 year old male who suffered both of these rare injuries (traumatic aortic rupture and left mainstem bronchus transaction). To our knowledge this combination of injuries has not been previously described in a child. CT with multiplanar images was critical for the detection of both injuries. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.