Haemoperitoneum

Case contributed by Dr Paul Adamoli

Presentation

Bicycle accident against a fence. Performed extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (EFAST) an hour after the accident.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

EFAST

Evidence of free fluid in Morrison's pouch and perisplenic space. Evidence of isoechoic fluid in the right rectovesical pouch in keeping with clotting haematoma.

Case Discussion

At laparotomy, haemoperitoneum due to a coeliac trunk injury was confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 19644
Published: 30th Sep 2012
Last edited: 17th Jun 2018
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