Abdominal apoplexy

Charles Carmeci, Nabil Munfakh, James W. Brooks

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Abstract

We describe the case of a patient with abdominal apoplexy, the spontaneous rupture of a visceral vessel. Laparotomy revealed a hematoma arising from a ruptured gastroepiploic artery. We report the usefulness of preoperative abdominal computed tomography and transgastric ultrasonography and discuss the condition of abdominal apoplexy. An increased awareness of the condition is perhaps the most valuable aspect of the early preoperative diagnosis of this potentially fatal condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-274
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume91
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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