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Massive hemoperitoneum due to ruptured inferior phrenic artery pseudoaneurysm after blunt trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17039340     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There had been no previous reports of ruptured pseudoaneurysm of inferior phrenic artery shortly after blunt abdominal trauma. Traumatic arterial pseudoaneurysms are either iatrogenic or the result of penetrating injuries and one of the sequelae of trauma. Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm develops at varying time intervals after the initial insult. To our knowledge, this is the first report of massive hemoperitoneum caused by ruptured inferior phrenic artery pseudoaneurysm after blunt trauma. Pseudoaneurysm of inferior phrenic artery in patient with diaphragm injury is potentially a life-threatening condition and requires urgent management. Diagnosis of ruptured inferior phrenic artery pseudoaneurysm is based on clinical assessment combined with radiological investigations. We report a case of ruptured left inferior phrenic artery pseudoaneurysm as one aspect of massive hemoperitoneum caused by blunt abdominal trauma.
Jun Woo Lee; Suk Kim; Chang Won Kim; Kwang Ha Kim; Tae Yong Jeon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-24     Completed Date:  2007-03-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, 1-10, Ami-Dong, Seo-gu, Busan, 602-739, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Aneurysm, False / complications,  radiography*
Arteries / injuries*
Diaphragm / blood supply,  injuries*,  radiography*
Hemoperitoneum / etiology*,  radiography*
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications,  radiography*

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