François Lavigne, E. Mascard, C. Laurian, J. Dubousset, P. Wicart


April 2009, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 265 - 268 Case Report Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-009-0974-0

First Online: 19 April 2009

We present a case of a 15-year-old girl who presented to us with an unusual low back pain. About 7 years ago, this patient had corrective surgery for her idiopathic left thoracolumbar scoliosis. Recent surgery revealed a laceration of the posterior wall of the thoracic aorta by an impending screw thread. This injury was repaired by the vascular surgeons and, subsequently, the patient had full recovery without any complications.


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