Consequences of a traumatic vascular injury

Body Region: Cardiovascular
Author: Christian Loewe, Vienna, Austria

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Further patient management / treatment
5. Further clinical course
6. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 42-year-old man was admitted to hospital after a car accident.
  • Typical polytrauma CT was performed, including arterial and venous phase scans and reconstructions in arterial, soft tissue and bone windows.
  • CT angiography of the abdominal aorta and the venous phase scan of the abdomen revealed diffuse mesenteric hemorrhage (Figure 1).

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