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We describe a 36-year-old woman who presented to our facility after sustaining a gunshot wound to the epigastric region. The gunshot resulted in injury to the left lobe of the liver and the twelfth thoracic vertebral body as well as in a through- and-through injury to the abdominal aorta at the level of the celiac axis. The vascular injury was managed successfully by placement of a thoracic stent graft with coverage of the celiac axis. This case demonstrates the feasibility of managing this uncommon injury with endovascular techniques. (J Vasc Surg Cases and Innovative Techniques 2018;4:24-6.)

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Feyko, J. T., Zmijewski, P., Lyle, C., Wilson, A., & Marone, L. (2018). Transaortic gunshot wound through perivisceral segment successfully managed by placement of thoracic stent graft. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, 4(1), 24–26.


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