, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 99-100

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

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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.

Received: 24 May 1999/Accepted: 16 August 1999