CT imaging of blunt traumatic bowel and mesenteric injuries.

  title={CT imaging of blunt traumatic bowel and mesenteric injuries.},
  author={Christina A LeBedis and S. W. Anderson and Jorge A. Soto},
  journal={Radiologic clinics of North America},
  volume={50 1},
Delayed diagnosis of a bowel or mesenteric injury resulting in hollow viscus perforation leads to significant morbidity and mortality from hemorrhage, peritonitis, or abdominal sepsis. The timely diagnosis of bowel and mesenteric injuries requiring operative repair depends almost exclusively on their early detection by the radiologist on computed tomography examination, because the clinical signs and symptoms of these injuries are not specific and usually develop late. Therefore, the… CONTINUE READING
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