Traumatic adrenal haemorrhage secondary to blunt injury

Cheah, Wai Hun (2018) Traumatic adrenal haemorrhage secondary to blunt injury. Surg Case Rep, 2 (2). pp. 24-25. ISSN 2640-6705

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Adrenal gland injury secondary to blunt abdominal trauma is relatively uncommon. The estimated incidence rate of the injury is approximately 2–3%. The non-specific clinical manifestations and lack of specific biochemical markers make its diagnosis difficult. Contrast-enhanced CT remains the gold standard for detecting this injury and its associated complications. Patient with bilateral adrenal injury should be carefully monitored as they are prone to develop life-threatening adrenal insufficiency and its complications. Majority of these patients are managed conservatively and surgery is only required in cases of active bleeding. However follow-up is required to ensure complete resolution of the haemorrhage and to rule out a true adrenal mass. We report a case of unilateral adrenal haemorrhage secondary to motor vehicle accident.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adrenal gland; Injury; Haemorrhage; CT scan
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2022 03:43
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2022 03:43

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