This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the imaging and management of abdominal trauma. Detailed attention is paid to pathophysiology, clinical symptoms and findings, all relevant imaging modalities and other tests employed to evaluate abdominal injuries at the time of admission of the trauma victim. Types of management -- surgical, conservative, interventional radiological, and endoscopic -- are described in depth. Posttraumatic complications are discussed, including those arising from treatment. There are general chapters on patient resuscitation, logistics, and medicolegal issues. Besides visceral abdominal injuries, lumbar spine and pelvic bone fractures are discussed. An appendix lists all the major trauma classifications relating to abdominal injuries. The book is richly illustrated. Its major advantage is its completeness, encompassing, as it does, mechanisms of trauma, clinical findings, and imaging and treatment options.
Organization of Imaging in the Emergency Environment; Resuscitation and Monitoring of Abdominal Trauma; CT Examination Protocols in Abdominal Trauma; Injuries of the Spleen, the Liver, the Bile Ducts, the Pancreas, the Digestive Tract, the Diaphragm, the Kidney, Ureter, and Adrenal, the Urinary Bladder and Urethra, Abdominal Vessels; Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Patients with Pre-existing Lesions; Injuries of the Scrotum, the Lumbar Spine, the Pelvic Bone; Penetrating Abdominal Injuries; Imaging of Abdominal Injuries in the Paediatric Age Group; Posttraumatic Venous Thromboembolic Disease; Systematic CT Examination of Thoraco-Abdominal Polytrauma Victims at Admission; Respective Merits of Imaging Modalities in Abdominal Injuries; Arterial Hemostatic Embolization in Abdominal Injuries; Imaging and Intervention of Posttraumatic Abdominal Complications; Embolization of Posttraumatic and Postsurgical Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Relevance of Imaging to Surgical Managementment; Medicolegal Aspects in Trauma Imaging; Appendix: Tables of Radiological Injury Grading; Subject Index; List of Contributors.