Renal, splenic and hepatic lacerations from blunt trauma

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


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. 

Perfused upper half left kidney with small pseudoaneurysm.

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
Published: 27th Nov 2010
Last edited: 5th Oct 2017
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