Coeliac Axis Dissection Secondary to Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A case report and review of the literature

C. W. Brown, J. G. Cooper, A. R. Denison, J. O. Jansen

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Abstract

Coeliac axis dissection as a result of blunt abdominal trauma is rare. This case report describes a 31-year-old male who after losing control of his motorbike sustained a coeliac axis dissection diagnosed on initial trauma pan-CT. This was managed non-operatively. In the context of blunt trauma, coeliac axis dissection is a marker of significant injury and is rarely found in isolation. The diagnosis of these injuries requires a high index of suspicion. Successful management needs to be tailored to each patient individually, though many can be managed non-operatively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalInjury Extra
Volume45
Issue number3
Early online date13 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • blunt trauma
  • coeliac axis
  • dissection

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