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Life-threatening intraperitoneal bleeding: demonstration with CT

Life-threatening intraperitoneal bleeding: demonstration with CT

Radiology 171(2): 430

The authors report a case in which computed tomography (CT) demonstrated life-threatening peritoneal hemorrhage from severe trauma. CT scans through the upper abdomen showed focal collection of extravasated contrast material; scans through the lower abdomen revealed a large hemoperitoneum with highest attenuation values near the site of contrast material extravasation. Upon recognition of this sign, the trauma radiologist can speed the patient to appropriate emergency surgery.

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Accession: 040574128

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PMID: 2704807

DOI: 10.1148/radiology.171.2.2704807

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