Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Pulmonary Artery Dissection after Trauma

Michael Städt1, Matthias Pauschinger2, Michael Lell1 and Johannes Schwab1,2*

1Institute of Radiology and Neuroradiology, South Nuremberg Hospital, Germany 2Department of Cardiology, Paracelsus Medical University, General Hospital Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

*Correspondance to: Johannes Schwab 

Fulltext PDF


Pulmonary Artery Dissection (PAD) is a rare finding and usually reported in the context of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Only a few traumatic dissections have been published in literature. We add another case of PAD in a patient after a fall from great height. Case Report: We present a case of a 46-year-old woman who fell out of a window (estimated 8 meters of height) under unclear circumstances. She was stabilized at the scene of the accident and then transferred to our hospital for further diagnostics and therapy. An emergency whole body- CT (Computed Tomography) revealed multiple severe injuries including a small aortic dissection, complex fractures as well as dissection of the right main pulmonary artery. The dissection was managed conservatively and several follow-up CT scans showed no progression. The patient's fractures were successively treated surgically. Her general condition improved in the course of time and she could finally be transferred to outpatient care. Conclusion: We present another rare case of traumatic pulmonary artery dissection.


Pulmonary; Artery; Dissection; Trauma


Städt M, Schwab J, Lell M. Pulmonary Artery Dissection after Trauma. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 1923..

Subscribe to Our Newsletter