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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 17, No. 2, 2010, pp. 29-39
Bioline Code: mj10018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2010, pp. 29-39

 en Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging of Injuries from Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A Pictorial Essay
Hassan, Radhiana & Abd. Aziz, Azian

Abstract

Blunt abdominal trauma can cause multiple internal injuries. However, these injuries are often difficult to accurately evaluate, particularly in the presence of more obvious external injuries. Computed tomography (CT) imaging is currently used to assess clinically stable patients with blunt abdominal trauma. CT can provide a rapid and accurate appraisal of the abdominal viscera, retroperitoneum and abdominal wall, as well as a limited assessment of the lower thoracic region and bony pelvis. This paper presents examples of various injuries in trauma patients depicted in abdominal CT images. We hope these images provide a resource for radiologists, surgeons and medical officers, as well as a learning tool for medical students.

Keywords
blunt abdominal trauma, computed tomography, injuries, medical sciences

 
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