Abdominal Trauma

  • Ingrid Millet
  • Patrice Taourel
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Abdominal injuries are more often observed in the setting of polytrauma. Detection and accurate description of hemoperitoneum, solid organ injuries (contusion, hematoma, laceration, fracture), bowel perforation, and arterial bleeding allow optimal multidisciplinary management. Mesenteric and bowel injuries are often difficult to diagnose and may be masked by the presence of more frequent injuries (spleen, liver). Multidetector CT is the gold standard imaging modality for the diagnosis of traumatic abdominal injuries, but also to evaluate their seriousness and consequently for the management of abdominal trauma. This chapter deals with CT findings and CT pitfalls in traumatic abdominal lesions and underlines the key points with impact on the management.


Pelvic Fracture Bile Duct Injury Pancreatic Injury Intestinal Loop Subcapsular Hematoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imagerie MédicaleHôpital LapeyronieMontpellierFrance

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