Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 5 Number 2, 2002

Computed Tomographic Images of Bowel Gangrene Secondary to Mesenteric Injury

KKT Lai,1 YYR Chan,1 LC Chong,2 WCC Wong,1 YHH Huang1
1Department of Radiology, 2Department of Surgery, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

A case of bowel gangrene secondary to mesenteric injury is described. Although computed tomography is the primary imaging modality for the assessment of patients with blunt abdominal injury, computed tomography findings in bowel and mesenteric injury can be subtle and non-specific. Close collaboration between radiologist and clinician is required to achieve a timely and correct diagnosis in such cases. (J HK Coll Radiol 2002;5:132-135)

Key Words: Abdominal injuries, Computed tomography, Pneumoperitoneum

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