Intra- and Retroperitoneal Hemorrhages

  • Philippe Otal
  • Julien Auriol
  • Marie-Charlotte Delchier
  • Marie-Agnès Marachet
  • Hervé Rousseau
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Spontaneous intra- or retroperitoneal hemorrhage can result from a vast variety of etiologies. When exception is made of hemoperitoneum caused by gynecological conditions, best explored by transvaginal ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) is, in the majority of cases, the best imaging modality, allowing not only the localization of the bleeding, but also the analysis of the underlying cause. Despite the high diagnostic performances of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the majority of pathologies described below, CT offers many advantages such as its high availability in emergency and a much shorter scan time.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Focal Nodular Hyperplasia HELLP Syndrome Spontaneous Bleeding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Otal
    • 1
  • Julien Auriol
    • 1
  • Marie-Charlotte Delchier
    • 1
  • Marie-Agnès Marachet
    • 1
  • Hervé Rousseau
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de radiologieHôpital RangueilToulouse Cedex 9France

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