Traumatic placental abruption

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions

Presentation

MVA

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female
CT

Abdomen/Pelvis

Singleton intrauterine foetus is insitu. The anterior placenta is heterogeneous with large areas of non-enhancement suggestive of CT appearance of placental abruption. No large retro-placental hematoma. The cervical canal is widened to ~12 mm although no products are seen within the canal.

Slight delayed nephrogram of the right kidney with mild pelvicalyceal prominence and pyelo-venous reflux seen in pregnancy.

No traumatic injury of the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and gall bladder. No free intra-abdominal fluid or gas.

Minor anterior inferior abdominal wall subcutaneous fat stranding consistent with seat belt injury.

No pelvic ring fracture.

Case Discussion

Heterogeneous placenta with large areas of non-enhancement suggestive of CT appearance of placental abruption. No large retro-placental hematoma. Widened cervical canal suggestive of impending passage of intrauterine content.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 27758
Published: 18th Feb 2014
Last edited: 8th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.