Grade 5 splenic injury

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung

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Patient Data

Gender: Female
CT

Upper 1/3 of spleen relatively preserved. Remainder is irregular and unenhancing with active extravasation of contrast into the left paracolic gutter. Hemoperitoneum. No other injuries. 

Case Discussion

Severe, complex injury of the spleen with active extravasation into the left paracolic gutter. Patient went on to have an urgent splenectomy due to the severity of injury. 

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Case information

rID: 66883
Published: 17th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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