Isolated Complete Jejunal Transection After Blunt Abdominal Trauma: CT Imaging TD05-TD06
Dr. Raman G. Shingade,
23, Shrikrishna Nagar, Wathoda Layout, Nagpur-440009, Maharashtra, India.
Abdominal injury following road traffic accident is less common, compared to the extremities, head and chest. Bowel may get injured following blunt abdominal trauma, but perforation and complete transection is rare. Initial clinical examination may be unreliable, as signs of bowel injury may take some time to develop. Imaging plays a crucial role in the early and accurate diagnosis of bowel injuries. We report a case of 21-year-old male, who presented with severe abdominal pain, following a road traffic accident. Chest X-Ray was normal and abdominal ultrasound revealed intra-peritoneal free fluid with internal echoes. Contrast enhanced CT scan showed pneumoperitoneum and intraperitoneal free fluid with disruption in continuity of proximal jejunum along with signs of shock bowel and bowel ischemia. This report highlights the role of CT imaging in the prompt diagnosis of bowel transection following blunt abdominal trauma.