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Traumatic inferior epigastric vessel haemorrhage

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dc.contributor.author Dimassi, Hani
dc.contributor.author Mohammed, Babiker Ali
dc.contributor.author Alshehri, Fahad Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-19T13:44:21Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-19T13:44:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1999-7086 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5036
dc.description.abstract Inferior epigastric vessel (IEV) bleeding usually results in a localised rectus sheath haematoma. This condition was thought to be uncommon and sometimes overlooked or misdiagnosed. Lately the condition has become more prevalent with life threatening bleeding which may need emergency intervention to save life. A case report of IEV bleeding following trauma in a 17-year-old male is reported. A CT scan enabled localisation of the injury site and showed signs of active bleeding. Facilities for embolization didn't exist in the hospital at the time. The bleeding was life threatening which required an emergency laparotomy. The laparotomy confirmed the source of the bleeding as the left IEV. The offending vessel was ligated and the haematoma was evacuated. The patient recovered well and his life was saved. Bleeding from the IEV is thought to be rare and the result is usually a haematoma which can be treated conservatively. The presentation is changing and there is an increase in severity and frequency of the bleeding which can endanger life. If facilities for embolization do exist, a minimally invasive procedure is the method of choice. If on the other hand they don't exist, which is the case in many hospitals; laparotomy should be performed where there is a threat to life. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Traumatic inferior epigastric vessel haemorrhage en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603781 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Emergency Medicine Trauma and Acute Care en_US
dc.keywords Inferior epigastric vessels en_US
dc.keywords Rectus sheath haematoma en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/jemtac.2015.3 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mohammed, B. A., Dimassi, H., & Alshehri, F. M. (2015). Traumatic inferior epigastric vessel haemorrhage. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Acute Care, 3. en_US
dc.author.email hani.dimassi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.qscience.com/doi/abs/10.5339/jemtac.2015.3 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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