Seatbelt injury

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Driver of a vehicle in a motor vehicle accident undergoing a whole body trauma CT.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

On this selected axial and coronal image from a whole body trauma CT, there is high density streaking of the fat in a horizontal line across the lower anterior abdominal wall. This is oedema of the fat immediately behind the lap belt of a seat belt.

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Case information

rID: 46599
Published: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 11th Jul 2016
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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