Infrarenal vena caval injury following blunt trauma: Ct findings

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  • Isolated infrarenal vena caval injury following blunt trauma is rare. In most patients, poor clinical status usually precludes imaging prior to laparotomy. When CT is performed, however, signs that allow a diagnosis of caval injury to be made are (a) retroperitoneal hematoma with paracaval epicenter; (b) irregular vena caval contour; and (c) extravasation of contrast-enhanced blood from the cava. © 1993 Raven Press, Ltd., New York.
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  • Parke CE; Stanley RJ; Berlin AJ
  • Start Page

  • 154
  • End Page

  • 157
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 1