Post-accident Injury of the Thoracic Aorta with Surgical Repair - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit shows a post-accident injury of the thoracic aorta with surgical repair in a series of illustrations. The first two illustrations show the post-accident condition in an anterior view of the chest, including a complete tear of the aorta. The third illustration shows the first step in the procedure, indicating a thoracotomy incision site. The fourth and fifth illustrations show the placement of two clamps on either side of the tear in the aorta to prevent hemorrhaging. The sixth illustration shows the dissection of four cm of torn aorta and the placement of a graft.