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Traumatic Isolated Intramural Duodenal Hematoma Causing Intestinal Obstruction

  • Authors: D'Arpa, F.; Orlando, G.; Tutino, R.; Salamone, G.; Battaglia, E.; Gulotta, G
  • Publication year: 2015
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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A 21-year-old man was admitted 36 hours after a blunt abdominal trauma occurred during a sporting competition. He complained of colic epigastric abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He was hemodynamically stable; blood counts and metabolic panel were normal. Abdominal CT showed an intestinal obstruction caused by an 8 × 6 × 11 cm hematoma on the right lateral duodenal wall without signs of active bleeding