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Delayed Mesenteric Hematoma of the Sigmoid Colon Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma

M D Marieni, S J Shetty, D L Cornell, and B Phillips*

Journal Title:Medical & Clinical Research

A 25-year-old Hispanic male was transferred to our level I trauma center after being ejected 40 feet from a motor vehicle crash. Once stabilized in the trauma bay, a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen/pelvis with IV contrast revealed two AAST Organ Injury Scale grade III liver lacerations without contrast extravasation, bilateral pulmonary contusions, right posterior non-displaced fourth rib fracture, non-displaced right scapular body fracture, and bilateral anterior and posterior pelvic fractures [Figures 1–2]. A non-operative approach to the hepatic lacerations was chosen and the patient underwent closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of his posterior pelvic fractures as well as anterior external fixation of his bilateral pubic rami fractures.