Traumatic separation of abdominal musculature from the iliac crest

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Fell over onto right side. Now pain and bruising in the right loin.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Avulsion and retraction of the abdominal wall musculature from the iliac crest with surrounding soft tissue swelling and hemorrhage. Minor but definite herniation of fat and right colon though the defect. No fracture.

Case Discussion

An unusual injury in adults. In children it can lead to iliac apophyseal avulsion and separation.

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Case information

rID: 29583
Published: 6th Jun 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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