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