Renal, splenic and hepatic lacerations from blunt trauma

Case contributed by Dr Hanisalam


Motor vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male

High-grade lacerations to the spleen and left kidney, with devascularisation of the inferior renal pole. Laceration through the right liver lobe. Large haemoperitoneum. 

Modality: DSA (angiography)

Perfused upper half left kidney with small pseudoaneurysm.

10 day follow-up

Modality: CT

Liver and splenic lacerations show organising haematoma. Only the upper pole of the left kidney is perfused. 

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Case Information

rID: 12465
Case created: 27th Nov 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
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