Original article

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 99-100

Detection of active intraabdominal hemorrhage after blunt trauma: value of delayed CT scanning

  • Carlos J. SivitAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital of the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-5056, USA

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Abstract

Active hemorrhage is a rare finding at CT following blunt abdominal trauma. The time interval between IV contrast administration and scanning the abdomen may impact on the ability to visualize active hemorrhage at CT. We report a case of active hemorrhage associated with splenic injury that was identified only at delayed CT scanning.