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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).