Acute colonic intramural hematoma due to blunt abdominal trauma.

  title={Acute colonic intramural hematoma due to blunt abdominal trauma.},
  author={W Y Yin and M K Gueng and S. M. Huang and H T Chen and Thomas Ming-Swi Chang},
  journal={International surgery},
  volume={85 1},
Trauma to the colon is uncommon and accounts for only 3-5% of all blunt abdominal injuries. Among them, intramural hematoma of the colon is a rare complication and the acute form is rarer than the chronic form. We report a 37-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain followed by intestinal obstruction due to a blunt trauma. The initial diagnosis was done by sonography and proved by computed tomography (CT). Abdominal sonography also detected an increment in the size of the hematoma with… CONTINUE READING