CT Scan in Abdominal Emergency Surgery

  • Fausto Catena
  • Salomone Di Saverio
  • Luca Ansaloni
  • Federico Coccolini
  • Massimo Sartelli

Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. James L. Patrick, Juliana Tobler, Andrew B. Peitzman, Biatta Sholosh
    Pages 9-30
  3. Eric M. Campion, Ernest E. Moore
    Pages 31-39
  4. Ari Leppäniemi, Eila Lantto
    Pages 41-50
  5. Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Rao Ivatury
    Pages 51-57
  6. Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva, Fernando J. Kim
    Pages 59-67
  7. Giulia Montori, Anna Pecorelli, Sandro Sironi, Paola Fugazzola, Federico Coccolini, Cecilia Merli et al.
    Pages 69-74
  8. F. Monetti, A. Bhangu, S. Di Saverio, M. Stellino, P. E. Orlandi, M. Imbriani
    Pages 75-85
  9. Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 87-93
  10. Bruno M. Pereira, Thiago J. Penachim, Gustavo P. Fraga
    Pages 95-103
  11. Gavin Sugrue, Michael Sugrue
    Pages 105-121
  12. Laura Lomaglio, Giulia Montori, Anna Pecorelli, Sandro Sironi, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni et al.
    Pages 123-136
  13. Hariscine Keng Abongwa, Paolo Bresciani, Antonio Tarasconi, Gennaro Perrone, Fausto Catena
    Pages 137-159
  14. Julia Miladore Ng, Haley Chang, Oreste M. Romeo
    Pages 161-168
  15. Jaap Ottevanger, Stephen Merrilees, Ian Civil
    Pages 183-198
  16. Goran Augustin, Maja Prutki
    Pages 199-206

About this book


This book focuses on the diagnostic impact of CT scans in severe abdominal trauma and in non-traumatic acute abdomen, the two clinical entities that constitute the main reasons for referrals for this imaging technique from the intensive care unit. The concept behind it  is that emergency surgeons and physicians not only need the clinical knowledge to manage the different pathological conditions, but that they must also have a full understanding of diagnostic imaging modalities.

To this end, each chapter includes a description of a specific acute abdominal disorder. In addition to the clinical presentation and the diagnosis and management guidelines, there is a special focus on imaging studies with clear and concise descriptions, high-quality images and the evolution grading scale to aid interpretation.

This easy-to-read book is an ideal source of practical information for acute care surgeons, radiologists and for all the members of the emergency team. 


Acute Abdomen Abdominal Trauma Bowel Perforation Bowel Obstruction Abdominal Abscesses Appendicitis Pancreatitis Cholecystitis Visceral Aneurism Colon Volvulus

Editors and affiliations

  • Fausto Catena
    • 1
  • Salomone Di Saverio
    • 2
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 3
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 4
  • Massimo Sartelli
    • 5
  1. 1.Emergency and Trauma SurgeryOspedale Maggiore di Parma Emergency and Trauma SurgeryParmaItaly
  2. 2.Cambridge Colorectal UnitCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery, Department Bufalini HospitalCesenaItaly
  4. 4.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery DepartmentBufalini HospitalCesenaItaly
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryMacerata HospitalMacerataItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48346-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48347-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8284
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8292
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