Bicycle accident against a fence. Performed extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (EFAST) an hour after the accident.
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Evidence of free fluid into Morrison's pouch and perisplenic space. Evidence of isoechoic fluid in the right rectovescical pouch in keeping with clotting haematoma
At laparotomy, haemoperitoneum due to a coeliac trunk arterial injury was confirmed.
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