Shattered spleen: AAST grade V

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

High speed MVA. Positive FAST. Systolic BP 100 mmHg.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
CT
Shattered spleen with contrast extravasation. Massive haemoperitoneum. Liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidneys and adrenal glands all appear uninjured.

Case Discussion

The patient underwent successful angioembolisation of the splenic artery.

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Case information

rID: 53560
Case created: 24th May 2017
Last edited: 12th Dec 2017
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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